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Oct 20, 2016 5:53 PM

Dover man found not guilty of kidnapping ex-girlfriend

A Dover man accused of abducting his ex-girlfriend and taking her for a ride against her will has been found not guilty of kidnapping after a jury trial which wrapped up this week.

READ: Dover police: Woman kidnapped by ex-boyfriend while on phone with friend

Earl Shaffer was found guilty of simple assault, violating a protective order and taking a vehicle without consent - all misdemeanor crimes.

Public Defender Joachim Barth said DNA evidence played a crucial role in the case.

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