Deputies arrest Columbia man for trying to kidnap 17-year-old
BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department said Friday it arrested a man after he allegedly tried to kidnap a 17-year-old girl.
Deputies said 25-year-old Anthony Davis, of Columbia, was arrested during a traffic stop on Paris Road for third degree assault and attempted kidnapping.
Authorities said the arrest came after they were dispatched to an attempted abduction in the 7400 block of Highway VV about 4:45 p.m. They said Davis assaulted a girl and tried to pull her into his vehicle.
According to authorities, the girl fought Davis off, and he left. She gave deputies a description of Davis and his vehicle, which helped deputies find him.
The sheriff's department said Davis was booked on a $500 bond for assault and, as of Friday night, was awaiting a bond amount for attempted kidnapping.