Arrest made in attempted kidnapping case, young girl involved
LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Authorities are investigating an attempted kidnapping involving a Verona girl.
Cecil Hardin, 58, was arrested Monday after witnesses said he tried to kidnap a child last week in Verona.
Verona Police Chief JB Long says Hardin tried to lure a young girl into his car, but was confronted by a passerby.
Hardin reportedly fled, but was arrested Monday.
Hardin was released on a $25,000 bond.
Chief Long says Hardin has no prior criminal history in Verona.
The investigation is continuing.