Authorities: Lakewood man charged with kidnapping girlfriend, child from Jackson home

Police say a 24-year-old Lakewood man forced his girlfriend and their baby into a Chevrolet Equinox and kidnapped them.

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2023, 3:45 PM

Updated 497 days ago


A Lakewood man is being charged in the kidnapping of his girlfriend and their baby.
Ocean County prosecutors say they received a 911 call from the girlfriend on Tuesday night. Police say Gerson Aguilar-Lara, 24, had forced the woman and infant into a Chevrolet Equinox and fled the residence. The next day, police say they tracked Aguilar-Lara’s car to a parking lot on Route 37 in Toms River. Police say he fled on foot but was taken into custody by officers and was arrested shortly thereafter. Aguilar-Lara was transported to Jackson Township Police Headquarters.
The girlfriend and child were not harmed, according to authorities.
Aguilar-Lara was charged with kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child and robbery.

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