Kenosha man Charged for Two Attempted Kidnappings in One Day

A Kenosha man has been charged with allegedly attempting to kidnap a 52 year-old woman and a 14 year-old girl in two separate incidents on October 22, according to a release by Kenosha Police Department. Leroy Johnson, 61 years-old, has been charged with two counts of attempted kidnapping while armed, one-count of attempted abduction of a child while armed, one-count of child-enticement while armed, and one-count of false imprisonment while armed.

On October 22, a woman told Kenosha Police Department that a black four-door vehicle pulled next to her as she walked westbound in the 1300 block of 50th Street.  The driver of the vehicle asked for directions. As she approached the car he pointed a pistol at her and told her to get into the car. The victim ran away from the car, and the suspect fled west on 50th Street. The victim provided officers with a partial license plate number and a description of the suspect. This incident happened around 4:43 PM.

At 7:25 PM the same day, officers responded to the 400 block of 44th Street in reference to another attempted abduction which appeared to involve the same suspect and vehicle.  A 14 year-old Kenosha girl was walking west on 44th Street from the lakefront. The black male suspect was outside of his car when the victim walked past. The suspect approached her, asked for directions, then grabbed her by the shirt collar and tried to force her at gunpoint into his vehicle.  The victim pushed the gun away, kicked the suspect, and then ran westbound screaming for help.

Officers checked video from surrounding businesses and were able to identify the type of vehicle and license plate number.

Johnson is due in court Monday, October 26. His bond has been set at $200,000.

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