Police Continue to Investigate Alleged Attempted Abduction

A week after a Parkview Heights woman reported an attempted abduction of a child, Knox City Police still are investigating. Officer Harold Smith said yesterday that they have few leads outside of those given by the woman.

The incident was reported to have occurred Thursday afternoon, June 9th. At that time, the woman said a man entered her fenced-in backyard and attempted to grab her one-year-old toddler. Amber Howard said the possible abduction began with the man knocking her seven-year-old daughter off of a swing and onto the ground.

He then grabbed the little boy, but before getting away he threw the child into a little riding vehicle, and then jumped the fence and ran down Roosevelt Road.

Even through the police scoured the area, the man was not found, and no further leads have been developed.