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Ohio man charged with kidnapping neighbor to be in court

  • This photo provided by the Clinton County Sheriff's Office shows Dennis Dunn, who was arrested Wednesday, April 26, 2017, on a charge of kidnapping. A woman’s cries for help from Dunn's shed led to her rescue from a pit in the shed, where police in Ohio said she was being held captive. (Clinton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This photo provided by the Clinton County Sheriff's Office shows Dennis Dunn, who was arrested Wednesday, April 26, 2017, on a charge of kidnapping. A woman’s cries for help from Dunn's shed led to her rescue from a pit in the shed, where police in Ohio said she was being held captive. (Clinton County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A shed stands in a backyard where police say a man with mental health problems kidnapped a neighbor and kept her trapped in a small grave-like pit in the shed Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Blanchester. Ohio. Police in Blanchester, about 40 miles northeast of Cincinnati, said the owner of the shed, Dennis Dunn, was arrested on Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    A shed stands in a backyard where police say a man with mental health problems kidnapped a neighbor and kept her trapped in a small grave-like pit in the shed Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Blanchester. Ohio. Police in Blanchester, about 40 miles northeast of Cincinnati, said the owner of the shed, Dennis Dunn, was arrested on Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

Police say an Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit is to appear in court on a charge of kidnapping.

Blanchester police say 45-year-old Dennis Dunn is scheduled for a hearing Thursday in Clinton County Municipal Court in Wilmington. Dunn was arrested Wednesday after police found the woman about two hours after her mother reported her missing.

Police say the woman's mother called about 4 a.m. to report that she heard crying from a shed on Dunn's property. Police found the woman in a pit inside the shed. She was treated at a hospital and released.

Dunn is in jail and can't be reached for comment. It couldn't be determined whether he has an attorney to comment on the accusations.