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Man Charged, Accused Of Attempting To Kidnap His Ex-Wife In Van Buren Township

(CBS DETROIT) -- A man who police say assaulted his ex-wife and attempted to kidnap her is now facing criminal charges.

Carl Emerson Travis, 51, of Grosse Pointe, is charged with unlawful imprisonment, second-degree fleeing and eluding, domestic violence, reckless driving and two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing an officer.

Travis was arraigned on Monday in 34th District Court and given a $500,000/10% bond with a GPS tether.

Van Buren Township police were called to the 48400 block of Denton Road for a "reported kidnapping in progress." Police arriving at the scene spotted a man, later identified as Travis, assaulting the woman.

Travis fled when attempted to intervene.

Prosecutors say fled as officers attempted a traffic stop, resulting in a police chase on Interstate 94. He was arrested after crashing his car at the intersection of Trumbull Street and East I-94 Service Drive.

A probable cause conference is scheduled for Aug. 17.

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