He Allegedly Lured Two Children Into A Car. When The Boy Got Out, He Drove Off With The One He Really Wanted.

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Source: MEGA; Huntington police

Aug. 26 2022, Published 2:10 p.m. ET

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A man is behind bars after luring children to his car, police said.

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William J. Morrison III, 59, was arrested this week by police in Huntington, West Virginia. He was charged with two counts of felony kidnapping, police said.

Investigators said more charges are possible.

On Aug. 17, two children, a 9-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, told police they were approached by a person in a dark-colored Subaru Forester, according to police.

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The driver, later identified as Morrison, offered the children $20 to babysit a child, according to police.

Morrison drove the children to another area and requested the boy get out to inspect a tire, police said. When the boy left, the suspect drove off with the girl.

The girl demanded to be let out of the vehicle, but he refused, according to police. The victim opened the passenger and got out of the vehicle a few blocks away.

Neither child was hurt in the incident, police said.


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