Texas Police News.jpg
                  

  


 

Teen uses slingshot to save sister from alleged kidnapper: Police
Alpena Township, Michigan
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   USA TAXI
ߦ   Recruiting? Contact Texas Police News For Help Recruiting!
ߦ   Alligator removed from Jones Lake
ߦ   City Council Appoints New Police Chief
ߦ   Death Notice - Retired Police Officer Linda F. Hibbard - Retired 2004
ߦ   Death Notice - Retired Senior Police Officer John W. Hadnot - Retired 2021
ߦ   Death Notice - Retired SPO Roland J. Baylous - Retired 2007
ߦ   Police News Links
ߦ   Cypress Man Sentenced to 40 Years In Prison For Killing Wife
ߦ   Daily Media Report
ߦ   Death Notice - Retired PO Joseph R. Hammons - Retired 1994
ߦ   Death Notice - Retired Senior Police Officer John W. Hadnot - Retired 2021
ߦ   Do You Know the Location of Armed and Dangerous Mihael
ߦ   Friendswood Police Activity Report
ߦ   Houston Man Sentenced to 65 Years In Prison for Killing Man Outside of a Copperfield Gas Station
ߦ   Houston Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole for Killing Willowbrook Convenience Store Manager in Armed Robbery
ߦ   Humble Man Sentenced to Life In Prison for Shooting in northeast Harris County
ߦ   Katy Man Sentenced to 35 Years In Prison for Fatal Shooting Outside Spring Branch Area Motel
ߦ   TCSO Investigating Homicide on West Wells Branch Parkway
ߦ   2 dead, several injured after gunfire erupts at Galveston home during Labor Day party, police say

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

A teenager helped save his younger sister from an alleged kidnapper by shooting the suspect with his slingshot, Michigan authorities said.

The 8-year-old girl was mushroom-hunting in her backyard in Alpena Township on Wednesday when "an unknown male appeared from the woods," the Michigan State Police said in a press release on Friday.

MORE: Man's attempt to kidnap child from school bus stop thwarted by group of kids: Police

"The suspect had come through the woods onto the property and came from behind her, grabbed her like you'd see in the movies -- hand over the mouth, arm around the waist -- and was attempting to pull her into the woods," Lt. John Grimshaw with the Michigan State Police told ABC Traverse City affiliate WGTU .

The girl was able to break free, police said. Her 13-year-old brother also witnessed the attack and shot the assailant in the head and chest with his slingshot, police said.

Grimshaw called the teen's actions "extraordinary."

"He really is the one that ... I believe saved his sister's either life or from something seriously bad happening to her," Grimshaw told WGTU. "He should be commended for it."

The suspect fled the area but was located by state troopers hiding at a nearby gas station and was able to be identified in part due to injuries from the slingshot, police said.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=1hWks7_0mNphAw400
Google Maps Street View - PHOTO: An Alpena County Sheriff's Office sign is shown in front of the county jail, in Alpena, Mich.

"The suspect had obvious signs of injury sustained from the slingshot with wounds to his head and chest," police said.

The suspect -- identified as a 17-year-old from Alpena -- was taken into custody and allegedly confessed to detectives that he "planned on severely beating the victim," police said. He was lodged in the Alpena County Jail without incident, police said.

MORE: 6-year-old speaks out after saving herself from attempted kidnapping

The suspect was arraigned on Thursday on one count of attempted kidnapping/child enticement, one count of attempted assault to do great bodily harm less than murder, and one count of assault and battery, according to police.

His bond was set at $150,000 and his next court appearance was scheduled for May 17, police said.

The suspect is being charged as an adult but his name has not been released by police.

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2023 The Police News. All rights reserved.