Gloucester Township police recently arrested a local man after an acquaintance of his claimed that he attempted to abduct her. Although the allegations of an attempted kidnapping turned out to be false, the man was still arrested because he reportedly possessed illegal narcotics and had an outstanding arrest warrant for another matter.
The woman who made the abduction claim is from Sicklerville, New Jersey. She reportedly contacted Gloucester Township police and told a dispatcher that the suspect drove a white SUV to her house on Mayapple Road in Sicklerville, parked outside the residence, and then tried to grab her and pull her into the vehicle. The woman said that she managed to get away from the suspect and that the suspect then fled the scene in his SUV.
Gloucester Township detectives investigated the incident, while police released a sketch of the suspect and asked members of the public to come forward with information. Police eventually identified the suspect and took him into custody for questioning. Detectives interviewed the 19-year-old Gloucester Township man and determined that the woman lied about the abduction incident. According to authorities, the suspect and the woman met outside her home in order to conduct a drug transaction. At some point, they got into a verbal dispute. After the suspect drove away from the home and left the area, the woman reportedly dialed 911 and lied about the attempted kidnapping.
Outstanding Warrant Leads to Arrest of Gloucester Township Man
Despite the fact that investigators determined that the woman was probably not being truthful, the suspect was still placed under arrest and charged with a crime. That’s because police allegedly found him in possession of illegal drugs when they took him into custody. Additionally, police learned that the suspect had an outstanding warrant. As a result, he was taken to the Camden County Correctional Facility in Camden NJ to await processing on the other criminal charges.
Meanwhile, the Sicklerville NJ woman was also arrested and charged with making false police reports and loitering to commit a drug crime.
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