Man arrested for attempted kidnapping of a woman near Southeastern Thursday
HAMMOND - Hammond Police Department arrested a 37-year-old, Harold Shelton, for attempted kid napping of a woman that occurred at a home on Pecan Street near Ford Drive Thursday morning.
According to police, the suspect was wearing a mask and holding a knife when he jumped out of a bush near the residence.
He then grabbed a woman and began pulling her away, however after a brief struggle, the woman was able to escape and fled.
The victim was not injured during the incident, according to police.
Police say Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department and the Hammond Police Department located a subject matching the description given by the victim.
Officers were also able to locate the knife and mask inside Shelton’s pockets.
Hammond Police Department detectives booked Shelton of Tickfaw with second degree kidnapping and is currently being held on a $75,000 at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.