Ozark man accused of attempting to kidnap estranged girlfriend

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OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — Ozark police arrested a man Monday for a number of violent crimes.

A 911 call was sent out for an unwanted man inside a home, which turned into a domestic situation with his estranged girlfriend.

Police say Tovaris Shipman allegedly snuck in the home while the woman was away and physically assaulted her when she returned.

He reportedly tried to kidnap the woman but was unsuccessful. A complaint filed in court states he allegedly threatened to kill the victim while holding her at gunpoint.

Shipman fled from the scene but was located a short time later.

He’s facing a number of heavy charges in the case — four felonies in total:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Attempted kidnapping
  • Theft of Property 1st

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