The Edmond Sun

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September 21, 2011

Police arrest attempted kidnapping suspect

EDMOND — Sheriff’s office investigators have arrested a 61-year-old man in an alleged attempted kidnapping.

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested Larry Lynn Edwards, 61, at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, said sheriff’s office spokesman Mark Myers. Edwards was arrested on complaints of kidnapping and aggravated assault and battery for an attempted kidnapping incident that happened Sept. 13 at Cox Field Park in Luther, Myers said.

Two girls, ages 7 and 9, were in the park when a man pulled up on a motorcycle and attempted to abduct the children, police said. The girls were able to fight off the suspect, but they did suffer some minor scrapes and bruising as a result of the attack.

Law enforcement officers in Luther with assistance from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office were able to develop information relating to the suspect after a composite drawing of the suspect was identified by witnesses, Myers said.

Deputies were given Edwards’ name and an arrest warrant for him, Myers said. Deputies went to Edwards’ home in Luther and spoke with his girlfriend Reba Henderson on Tuesday, he said.

Henderson was taken into custody on a complaint of possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia after deputies found marijuana inside the house, Myers said.

Edwards was not at the house, but was arrested a short time later by deputies as he was driving on his motorcycle near the intersection of North Indian Meridian and East Covell Road, Myers said. Edwards is currently being booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on complaints of kidnapping, aggravated assault and battery and possession of marijuana.

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