Arrest made in attempted kidnapping at CATS bus stop, police say

A man has been arrested in connection to an attempted kidnapping that happened at a CATS bus stop Sunday night, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. 

Kelvin Jefferey Jones, 55, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. 

G4S Police had previously arrested Jones on an unrelated case and recognized him from the photographs that were sent by Steele Creek detectives. Jones was taken to police headquarters where he was interviewed by sexual assault detectives before his official arrest. 

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The attempted kidnapping happened at 7:36 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 in the 9500 block of South Blvd. 

Jones is accused of approaching a 23-year-old woman from behind with a knife at a south Charlotte CATS bus stop. He reportedly grabbed the woman and tried to make her go with him before she fought him off with a stun gun and was able to get away. 

Anyone with further information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.