Police Make Arrest in Attempted Child Abduction Case in Ohio County

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 Police in Wheeling have made an arrest after they say a man attempted to abduct a child in Elm Grove.

Wheeling Police say they have arrested Harry Rigby, 53, of Wheeling after an incident involving a young girl in Elm Grove Monday.

Officers responded to Marshall Avenue around 7:20 p.m., after a teenaged girl said she was walking her dog on Bryan Avenue and was chased. The teen said Rigby started followed her on the sidewalk, first by walking very slow and then eventually running and chasing her from behind.

While investigating, officers also learned a similar incident occurred last week that was not reported.

After consulting with the Ohio County Prosecutors Office, Rigby is being charged with two counts of Attempted Child Abduction.

He is currently being held in the Northern Regional Jail.

 

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