Bond set at $250K for man charged with attempted kidnapping

Cody Coleson (Photo: Vicksburg Police)

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) — A man is arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap two girls, authorities said.

According to Vicksburg Police, Cody Coleson was arrested on March 11 at his home.

The alleged kidnapping happened at the Pemberton Square Mall.

Police Chief Walter Armstrong said around 4:15 p.m., the older siblings of the two girls let them go to the bathroom by themselves. That’s when police said Coleson grabbed the girls and tried to push them inside of one of the stalls. They said he also tried to cover their mouths with his hands.

Fortunately, the girls were able to get away.

Chief Armstrong said the suspect allegedly chased them until he saw the victims’ siblings. Officers were able to identify Coleson through surveillance video.

The 22-year-old appeared in court Tuesday. A judge set his bond at $250,000.

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