One suspect in custody, one other nonetheless at massive after two South Ogden kidnapping makes an attempt
SOUTH OGDEN, Utah – Parents and police in South Ogden recently spoke to FOX 13 and expressed concern about an attempted kidnapping.
On Friday afternoon, a man reportedly tried to lure a young 5-year-old girl into his car in the area of Holroyd Drive and Chambers Street (about 750 East and 5300 South).
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However, according to court records, just three days before this incident, another man was arrested for attempting to abduct a child less than two miles away.
Ethan Cory Swisher, 31, has faced a first-degree crime that attempted to abduct a child.
Police say Swisher approached a 10-year-old boy on Tuesday, April 20, near Burch Creek Park, about a five-minute drive from the Friday incident.
The kid was walking home from school when Swisher walked up to him on the sidewalk. He told the boy that his parents had asked Swisher to take him home, according to the arrest report. The boy told Swisher that his parents were home and that he didn’t need anyone to take him there. Swisher reportedly said he still had to take him home, but the boy said no and ran away.
The boy’s father told police that Swisher had previously followed his children home and previously contacted the police and the headmaster at Burch Creek Elementary School.
A border guard told police that they saw Swisher near the school that day and that they saw the 10-year-old “run away from Ethan in a panic”.
Swisher was found near the school and arrested later that day. He is being held without bail.
However, the suspect of the Friday incident was not found or publicly identified by Tuesday evening. Police say it was a white man in his mid-twenties with brown hair and black-framed glasses who drove a gray Hyundai Elantra.
Anyone with information is asked to call the 24-hour Police Department at 801-629-8221.
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