Akron police say a man was arrested after trying to kidnap a student waiting at a bus stop
AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) – Akron police say officers arrested a man just hours after he allegedly tried to kidnap a student waiting at a bus stop.
Da Aron Jackson, 29, was charged with kidnapping and taking to the Summit County Jail, according to police.
“I’m so angry, I’m disturbed, I’m frustrated and I don’t understand anything about predators that like to prey on girls, and that’s what she is, she’s just a girl,” mom of the victim said.
The kidnapping happened around 6:25 a.m. Friday at a Metro RTA bus stop located on South Arlington Street near Neville Avenue.
Just five days ago, on April 24, Jackson was released from prison, according to a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Corrections and Corrections (ODRC.)
Akron police said the student, a 16-year-old girl, reported to police that she was on her way to school when she was approached by Jackson.
She told officers Jackson had circled around her, trying to strike up a conversation before grabbing her from behind and trying to drag her in the direction of his car, which was parked around the corner.
Akron police said the girl held onto the fence with a chain and escaped Jackson’s grasp.
Jackson initially fled with the girl’s phone but threw it back at her before driving away, according to police.
Akron police said officers became aware of the incident around 7:45 a.m. after the girl and her mother arrived at the station.
The department then issued a warning and began the search.
The victim’s mother said her daughter was going through some significant emotions.
“She was terrified, she had her moments, and it was nerve-wracking to know that you can’t get to the bus stop on your way to school without someone bothering you, messing with you, or trying to kidnap you. you,” she said.
According to police, a detective found Jackson about six hours after the incident at 12:30 p.m. on Brown Street.
He was detained near Main South Street and East Waterloo Road.
According to an ODRC spokesperson, Jackson was behind bars from December 2013 to September 2017 for a more serious robbery count.
In September 2021, he was sent back to prison to undergo post-release control, and served the maximum amount of time allowed before being released, the spokesperson said. April 24, 2022.
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