Authorities: Man accused of trying to kidnap 19-year-old woman while she was walking

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has announced police in Summit were able to prevent a kidnapping attempt over the weekend after a 19-year-old woman was approached by a man driving a vehicle.

News 12 Staff

Apr 12, 2021, 9:23 AM

Updated 1,143 days ago

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The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has announced police in Summit were able to prevent a kidnapping attempt over the weekend after a 19-year-old woman was approached by a man driving a vehicle.
The incident occurred Saturday shortly after 4 p.m.
According to the preliminary investigation, the victim was walking on Fernwood Road, near Whittredge Road, when she was approached by an individual driving a white four-door sedan.
Authorities say Shervon James, 33, of the Vauxhall section of Union Township, is accused of trying to kidnap the woman walking.
Police say James approached her in his car, but the victim was not hurt. 
Officers were able to keep him under surveillance until warrants were approved for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident, after which he was transported to the Union County Jail. He awaits a first appearance and detention hearing to take place in Union County Superior Court.
He’s been charged with first-degree kidnapping.
Convictions on criminal charges of this nature are commonly punishable by terms of 10 to 20 years in state prison.


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