Asked why he was following the vehicle, Neary told deputies that he was stressed and feeling drained, and decided to go for a drive, Bobb said. Neary also said that he thought that he recognized the couple’s vehicle back in Columbus, and that he felt “drawn” to the Ohio registration on the back.
Neary is scheduled to be back in Miami County for a pretrial conference on April 21.
Neary is a Democratic congressional candidate in Rhode Island. According to the Providence Journal, Neary is in a crowded race to succeed U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin in Rhode Island’s Second Congressional District.
The paper reported the Rhode Island native previously worked as an aide to former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and has said that he was in the process of moving back to Rhode Island.