Police ID man arrested for attempted kidnapping at south Charlotte CATS bus stop

Suspect arrested in attempted kidnapping

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - CMPD Detectives with the Sexual Assault Unit have charged 53-year-old Kelvin Jones with 1st Degree Kidnapping and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury after a woman was assaulted in a reported attempting kidnapping in south Charlotte.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the attempted kidnapping happened around 7:30 p.m. on South Boulevard near the I-485 CATS bus station Sunday night.

The woman had just been dropped off by a CATS bus when she was approached from behind by an unknown man who was armed with a knife, police say. The man reportedly grabbed the victim and ordered her to go with him.

Officers responded to the scene and found the woman with a cut on her face. She was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Kelvin Jefferey Jones, 53, was arrested on Tuesday evening by CMPD after being brought in for questioning on a tip from G4S Police. Jones has been charged with first degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

The victim fought back and was able to escape from the suspect, however she got a cut on her cheek during the struggle.

POI in attempted kidnapping

G4S Police were the ones who tipped off CPMD to Jones’ arrest on an unrelated case and recognized him from the photographs that were sent by Steele Creek Division Detectives.

Jones was transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by Sexual Assault Detectives.

According to CMPD, Jones was sent to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office after the interview where he was charged with 1st Degree Kidnapping and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury.

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