A Newton man was arrested Wednesday evening and charged in the alleged kidnapping attempt of a juvenile girl, police say.
Malcolm Devonte Bodie, 21, was jailed under $50,000 bond and charged with attemped second-degree kidnapping.
Newton police said the alleged incident took place about 6:15 p.m. on South College Street. A girl reported she was walking when she was approached by a man in a car. The girl said the man offered her candy if she would get into his car.
The girl ran to nearby Jump Automotive, and an employee called police.
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Investigators said officers had the description of the man’s vehicle and spotted it on Main Avenue. Police stopped the car, a white Chevrolet Impala, in a nearby parking lot and took him into custody.
Bodie is scheduled for his first court appearance Friday.