Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ga. (WRDW)- It's the second report of an attempted kidnapping.
This one happened Thursday night in Louisville just a little more than a week after another report just down the road.
Three kids walking home from a near by store at 7:30 Thursday night were almost kidnapped in the middle of the road.
"They spotted a white van that sped up and flew across and stopped at an angle in front of them trying to cut them off," said Jefferson County Sheriff Gary Hutchins.
Officials say two stocky black males got out of the van and came toward the 16-year-old girl and two 11-year-old boys. They were able to run away and make it home safe.
"We had a neighbor that saw the same thing and that's when we take it very serious. It happened Thursday. They called us yesterday and we immediately jumped on it," said Sheriff Hutchins.
Minnie Clark shops at the same store the kids were leaving and is a great grandmother herself.
"I worry about children. I'm even praying for them too that God take care of them and shield them," Minnie Clark said.
This incident comes just weeks after an attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl in Wrens.
Destiney Winn is an 8th grader at Wrens Middle School. She says she was waiting for the school bus nearly two weeks ago when a woman in a black car drove by, circled around, got out of her car and chased Winn.
Winn was also able to make it safely to a neighbor's house.
"There's no need for children to have to be scared standing outside of the bus stop waiting on a bus to come along," Sheriff Hutchins said.
Deputies say they are looking for a white work van with tinted windows and they have notified all Jefferson County schools to make sure parents, teachers and bus drivers are on high alert.
"I feel like it's going to keep going on until someone does something about it," Clark said.
The GBI is meeting with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office tomorrow to set up how they're going to move forward investigating this case. They're also going to discuss the Wrens case.
GBI and Jefferson County say if you see any suspicious vehicle or person call them immediately.
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ga. (WRDW) -- Investigators are looking into the second report involving an attempted kidnapping filed in Jefferson County this month.
A 16-year-old girl and two 11-year-old boys were walking home when they say a white van come up to them around 7:30 Thursday evening in Louisville, a report said. The kids said the driver and a passenger got out and a stocky black male came up to them.
All three children ran away and are okay, the report said.
This report comes after the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl in Wrens two weeks ago.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating.