MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A watchful officer working at a school crossing helped catch a man accused of dragging a little girl into some bushes while she was walking home from school Tuesday afternoon.
The officer was approached by a 6-year-old girl before school on Wednesday, September 26 who said she was attacked while walking home Tuesday afternoon. The girl said she was walking with her 8-year-old brother on Barron Avenue when a man jumped out from the bushes, grabbed her by the neck and tried to drag her away. She was able to escape, and the man grabbed at her again and ripped her backpack as she was running from him. The man then threw a bottle at her and she was cut on the foot by the broken glass.
The officer saw 32-year-old Ronny Faulkner walking behind another group of school children on Getwell Road and police took him into custody.
Faulkner is charged with Kidnapping and Assault. He is being held at the Shelby County Jail on $50,000 bond.