Suspect in custody in south Toledo abduction

Toledo police have a suspect in custody in connection with the abduction of a 14 year old south Toledo girl on March 3.

Police have arrested Ricky Jamison, 49, of Toledo. Jamison was taken into custody by Toledo police Special Victims Unit and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at his residence at 4285 Keygate at approximately 7:30 AM Wednesday. He was interrogated and booked into the Lucas County Jail.

He was arrested in connection with the abduction of Courtney Overy, a 14 year old developmentally disabled girl who disappeared from outside her apartment complex on Ryewyck Dr. at approximately 6:20 on the evening of March 3.

An all night canvass and search was conducted by police and volunteers. She was discovered alive and apparently unharmed on Friday, March 4 at approximately 4:20 in the afternoon in the 2500 block of Eastgate -- more than two miles from her home and less than a mile from the suspect's home.

Overy said she had been abducted by two black males who forced her into their vehicle.

He is being held on a charge of rape. Police expect more charges to be added when the case goes before the grand jury at a later date.

Sgt. Timothy Noble of the Toledo Police Crimes Against Persons section would not provide details of what led to Jamison's arrest except to say "It was exceptional police work by the Special Victims Unit."

Jamison has an extensive criminal record dating back to the 1970s that includes assault, drug trafficking, domestic violence, and breaking and entering.