Child Reports Attempted Abduction, Suspect at Large


In Powell County, Police are on the lookout for a man accused in an attempted abduction. According to Stanton Police, a man tried to coerce a child to get into his van near the airport. The juvenile, who was waiting for the school bus, ran back home and reported the incident to his aunt. Police report that the aunt confronted the man and he then begged her not to call the police.

The suspect is described as a white male with a short beard, and his vehicle is described as an older, full size van with tinted windows, and damage on the passenger side sliding door. If anyone has any information, you are asked to contact the Stanton Police Department or Powell County Dispatch.