Judge to determine if man will stand trial for kidnappings of mother and daughter

Clarence Johnson accused of kidnapping

DETROIT - A Detroit man is scheduled to learn Friday if he'll stand trial for allegedly kidnapping a 45-year-old woman and her 11-year-old daughter in December.

A preliminary exam will be held at 9 a.m. for Clarence Johnson, who is facing charged of carjacking, kidnapping, armed robbery, criminal sexual conduct and assault.

Police said Johnson forced the mother at gunpoint into her car while she was getting gas on Dec. 12 at Livernois and Cortland.

Johnson then allegedly rear-ended a 45-year-old Redford man, taking his car and forcing the mother and daughter into that car.

Police said Johnson attempted to sexually assault the girl.

When Johnson was spotted the next morning on Detroit's east side, police said he pointed a gun at officers and ran off while holding the girl.

He was later found in the basement of a vacant house.

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