A 14-year-old boy from Cleveland Heights is accused of kidnapping, stabbing and robbing his neighbor when she tried to help him with his school work Sunday afternoon.
The boy was over at the neighbor's house on Medford Road and working on a science project when the incident occurred.
He used one of her kitchen knives to hold her hostage, stabbing her twice in the stomach and slashing her across the cheek, Cleveland Heights Police Sgt. Ernest Williams said.
Then the boy took some of her jewelry and drove away in blue Volvo.
The woman then called the boy's parents who, in turn, called 911.
While paramedics took her to Hillcrest Hospital for her nonlife-threatening injuries, Cleveland Police spotted the boy driving the Volvo on the westbound lanes Interstate 90, Williams said.
Officers tried to pull him over but the boy drove away at speeds approaching 100 mph and crashed.
The boy was treated for his injuries at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Then he was released to police custody.
He has been charged as a juvenile with attempted murder, kidnapping, felonious assault and aggravated robbery.
He is being held at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center.