On September 10th, at 1:53 pm the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an attempted abduction in the 1500 block of Marion Mt. Gilead Rd. A male subject followed a 17 year old female juvenile to her vehicle and the juvenile victim reported the male attempted to gain entry as she entered her vehicle. The victim was able to shut the door and the male subject fled the area. The female victim did not know who the male subject was but was able to provide a description of the male subject.
Deputies responded and were able to review video surveillance footage from a nearby business and obtained a photo of the male. With the assistance of the public the male was identified as 60 year old Eloy Cervantes of 932 Merkle Avenue Marion, Ohio 43302. Cervantes was located and subsequently arrested for Attempted Abduction and Inducing Panic. Cervantes was transported to the Multi County Correctional Center following his arrest.
Sheriff Tim Bailey stated “I want to thank the public once again for their continued support. Today the public helped to identify Cervantes which assisted the sheriff’s office in locating this suspect and taking him into custody. Without the help of the public Cervantes could still be among the public and victimizing someone else.”