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Man held for trial in HACC abduction case

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Julian Amway (submitted) Julian Amway (submitted)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A suburban Harrisburg man has been held for court on charges he abducted his girlfriend from a classroom on the main campus of Harrisburg Area Community College last month.

A district judge on Tuesday found enough evidence against 33-year-old Julian Amway to send charges of kidnapping and simple assault to Dauphin County court. A felony count of terroristic threats was dismissed, and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats was withdrawn.

Authorities said Amway had been in the classroom building at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center and was watching the woman the night of February 13 because he didn't believe that she was attending a class.

He eventually became enraged and forced the woman out of the classroom and the building, then drove her around the Harrisburg area while repeatedly berating and hitting her, police said.

At one point, police said he made the woman drive to the Dock Street Dam. Once there, she ran from the vehicle, but police said Amway chased her and caught up to her just as officers arrived.

Amway remains in the Dauphin County Prison on $500,000 bail. A formal arraignment is set for May 13.

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