Seven-Year-Old Erica Pratt Saves Herself from Kidnappers
Erica Pratt — missing less than 48 hoursPinterest. “I have twenty-one years in the Police Department, and I have never seen this kind of heroic act of bravery committed by a 7-year-old.” ~ Philadelphia Police Inspector William Colarulo.
Missing California girl reunited with parents after one year due to a Nevada traffic stop
A teenager who disappeared last summer was finally reunited with her parents over the weekend. At the same time, her stepfather was arrested for her kidnapping. Katuana Nateya, aged 14, was found on April 16, Saturday during a traffic stop in Nevada. The chief of Crescent City Police Department in Northern California, Richard Griffin, revealed that Katuana’s stepfather Santos Flores-Roman, aged 39 years old, had an active arrest warrant against him for abducting the young girl. He has been taken into custody.
Three NY Men Charged with Kidnapping New Jersey Man
Three New York men were charged, Thursday, April 7, 2022, with conspiring to kidnap and hold for ransom a Fort Lee resident. Fa Deng, 42, of Staten Island, New York, and Albert Ferrelli, 50, and Chiahao Lee, 30, both of Queens, New York, are charged with conspiring to commit kidnapping. The three men appeared before a judge in Newark federal court Thursday and were detained.
New Mexico Teen Arrested in Botched Ransom Attempt That Ended in Murder of Kidnapping Victim's Brother
The suspect lured the kidnapping victim out using Snapchat. Dukes and Avila Mugshots(Photo Credit: APD) Anna Bella Dukes, an 18-year-old New Mexico woman has been arrested for her part in a scheme to lure 20-year-old Nicholas Otero to Alvarado Park with the intention of kidnapping and holding him hostage for ransom. In the course of the crime, Otero’s brother, 24-year-old Elias Otero, was killed. According to the Albuquerque Police Department, Dukes is charged with murder, kidnapping, two counts of armed robbery, and tampering with evidence.
A Woman In Texas Is Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Buy A Child For $500,000
Last week, police say, a female Texas resident attempted to purchase the child of another woman from a Walmart store. A third-degree felony charge was filed Wednesday against Rebecca Lanette Taylor, 49, for sale or purchase of a child.
A Pastor And His Wife In Georgia Are Caught Locking People In Their Basement
Authorities found up to eight people locked in the basement of a Georgia pastor and his wife, police said. A statement from the Griffin Police Department said that Curtis Keith Bankston and Sophia Simm-Bankston were operating the unlicensed "group home" out of a house they rented in Griffin "under the guise of a church, One Step of Faith 2nd Chance."
Virginia boy abducted at gunpoint was found
An AMBER alert was issued in Virginia for 13-year-old Jaxson D. Moran on November 28. Within hours, his abductor was in police custody facing a range of charges and the boy was found safe.
Man arrested after string of kidnapping attempts
PORTLAND, OR — A man is in custody after a series of kidnapping attempts in Portland last week, police said today in a news release. “Members of the community were troubled enough by his behavior that they called 911,” police said.
Another attempted kidnapping reported in Portland
PORTLAND, OR — Police are releasing more details of a suspect after two attempted kidnappings in two days, according to a news release. A mother was walking with her kids on Wednesday evening at Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 125th Avenue.
Queen City Roundup 12/17: CMS sex assault report, man charged in kidnapping, 2040 plan ordinances
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Earnest Winston has headed the district since August of 2019.(Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools) (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) Happy Friday, Charlotteans! We've made it to the end of the week, and what a week it's been. We've covered the latest Panthers win and a message from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Earnest Winston, discussed the first cases of the omicron variant found in North and South Carolina and informed you about the name of Charlotte's first medical school.