APD: Kidnapping suspect arrested after SWAT incident | KOB 4

APD: Kidnapping suspect arrested after SWAT incident

Justin Kreitz
March 17, 2018 12:56 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- After a SWAT situation Thursday, Albuquerque police arrested a 25-year-old man accused of some disturbing crimes against teen girls, and there may be more victims.


In the latest incident, police suspect James Carter of trying to drag a 14-year-old Eisenhower Middle School student into his car as she walked home Wednesday.

A criminal complaint states two women -- one of them a mother picking up her kids -- both stopped and confronted him. He got away, but they got a license plate number.

Carter is also accused of attacking and groping a 17-year-old girl running in the Foothills last Friday. She told police he also tried to kidnapper her, but she fought him off.

On Tuesday near Tramway and Copper, a 52-year-old woman maced a driver who stopped and ran toward her. She escaped by jumping into a passerby's car.

Carter was arrested after a SWAT situation near Pennsylvania and Indian School Thursday morning. APD is asking for more potential victims to come forward and call them at (505) 242-COPS.


Justin Kreitz

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