Man sought for attempting to abduct two young girls now in custody

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OZAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — A suspect wanted in connection with an attempted abduction in Fredonia and Plymouth has been taken into custody in Illinois on unrelated charges.

According to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect approached two young girls on the side of the road on Monday, December 22nd — and attempted to get them to enter his vehicle. Officials say the suspect offered the girls money to come with him and stated his name was “Richard Newman.”

The suspect was arrested on December 23rd.

The Ozaukee County District Attorney’s Office has since issued an extraditable warrant asking that the suspect be returned to Ozaukee County to face a charge of attempted kidnapping.

The suspect is not being identified at this time.

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