Photo: Derrick Porter
GOSHEN – On September 4 a man tried to kidnap a 4-year-old girl. It occurred near Cottontail Street and Lickey Court.
Responding officers encountered a male adult victim. Apparently the suspect assaulted him as he got out of his car.
The assault victim is the father of the 4-year-old girl who was with him in the car.
Then 24-year-old Derrick Porter confronted them, saying that the man was not the girl’s father.
That is when a fight ensued between Porter and the father. The girl got out of the car and Porter “managed to grab the girl.” Her family joined in and got the girl back from her would-be kidnapper.
Officers arrested Porter and charged him with attempted kidnapping.
“This case remains active and is currently under investigation. Anyone with information about this crime can call Detective Armstrong with the TCSO at (559) 733-6218. oOr they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559)725-4194 or through email at email@example.com.”