Lincoln Co. man arrested for attempting to abduct 12-year-old girl

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LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — A 12-year-old girl was the victim of an attempted abduction in Lincoln County Tuesday morning, according to WSOC.

According to deputies, the victim was at a bus stop when she was approached by someone who tried to kidnap her. The victim ran away to a neighbor and they called 911.

Deputies located the suspect, Ernest Carroll Rose, 63, and took him into custody. Investigators said Rose allegedly asked the girl what her name was and several other questions before he asked her to go with him.

Deputies said Rose’s residence was located about 100-feet from the bus stop.

The victim was not injured.

Source: WSOC