UPDATED: Rape suspect arrested in Lorain

Lorain police catch man wanted for alleged rape and kidnapping; tied to incident in Groton Township
Shawn Foucher
Nov 1, 2013

Updated 6:20 p.m.: Lorain police have arrested Brian Jury, 38. Erie County deputies are en route to the Lorain police station to pick him up. Deputies said Jury's pickup was located at a Lorain home, and Jury took off on a motorcycle. He was arrested shortly after his pickup was found.

The victim is a 31-year-old woman from the Vermilion area.

Deputies said Jury forced her into a pickup at gunpoint in the Lorain-Vermilion area sometime between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. He used zipped ties to secure her, then drove to a Strecker Road address where he has a camper and two barns.

When he left the woman inside the camper Friday afternoon, the woman managed to break out of the camper. She crawled to the road, naked and bound, and at about 2 p.m. a passing motorist stopped to help her. An off-duty Erie County deputy also drove by moments later and helped the woman.

The woman has since been taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for an evaluation.

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Brian M. Jury, 38, may be driving a white 2011 GMC pickup that has "airgas" written on the side. He is thought to still be in the northern Ohio area in Erie or Lorain counties.

He is accused of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint in Lorain this morning, binding her with zipties and taking her to a Strecker road address in Groton Township.

Anyone with information should immediately call 911