Attempted abduction reported near Sulphur

By By Johnathan Manning / American Press

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s officers responded to a report of an attempted abduction of a young girl north of Sulphur last

Saturday, authorities confirmed.

The 8-year-old girl fled when the man stopped and talked to her, Kim Myers, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said. Myers said

officers searched the area surrounding Koonce Road — where the incident occurred — in the Sheriff’s Office plane, but they

did not find the man.

She said there is no suspect, but the investigation continues.

Jack Joshlin, a friend of the girl’s family, said there were several children playing outside when the incident happened.

He said he chased the man, but the man got away without him being able to get a good look at his face.