Monday, April 22, 2013

Suspect in Attempted Abduction Arrested

Suspect in Attempted Abduction Arrested

The Richmond Police Department has identified, located and arrested the suspect in last week’s attempted abduction.

Jovon S. Brown, 23, of the 300 block of West Roanoke Street, was arrested by detectives without incident. He has been charged with assault and abduction.

Detectives wish to thank media outlets for broadcasting the surveillance video of the suspect and also thank citizens for their tips that helped the investigation.

On Thursday, at approximately 11 a.m., in the 2500 block of Semmes Avenue, police believe Brown approached a teenaged girl and attempted to force her to accompany him down the street. The girl was able to run away to safety.

Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to call Detective Steve Kendell at 646-3378 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.