Man charged with keeping neighbor in pit gets $1M bond

Associated Press

Wilmington, Ohio — An Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit has been ordered held on $1 million bond.

A municipal court judge in Wilmington set bond Thursday for 45-year-old Dennis Dunn, who participated via video from jail.

A public defender was appointed to represent Dunn, who was arrested Wednesday when police found the woman after receiving calls about cries from a shed behind Dunn’s home in Blanchester, about 40 miles northeast of Cincinnati.

Police found the woman in a pit inside the shed about two hours after she was reported missing. She was treated at a hospital and released.

Dunn couldn’t be reached for comment in jail. A message seeking comment on his behalf was left at the public defender’s office.