Man accused of attempted abduction of 12-year-old
POSTED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 10:45am
UPDATED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 10:49am
LAFAYETTE, LA — On Thursday, May 10, deputies responded to a citizen call concerning a suspected attempted abduction of a 12-year-old child who had just been dropped off by a school bus in the 100 block of Pennington Drive in Lafayette Parish. The Charles Burke Elementary male student told deputies that a stranger pulled up on the side of him while he was walking and told him to the get into the truck. The child ran home in an obviously fearful state and alerted his mother who called authorities.
It was determined that the suspect had pulled up to a residence in the same neighborhood and that the vehicle was still there when deputies arrived. Deputies questioned the man who stated he was attempting to provide the boy with a ride home but confirmed that he neither knew the child nor knew where he lived.
Deputies arrested Jonathan Rogers, 41, of Lafayette and booked him into the parish jail for attempted simple kidnapping.