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Deputies arrest man for attempted kidnapping of 14-year-old

November 11, 2017

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Thursday, November 9 a member of the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, was in the area searching for Freddie Day following a kidnap attempt on October 19. At about 4:30 p.m., detectives located Day, in the Twentynine Palms Area. Back on Thursday, October 19 at about 2:57 p.m., a deputy from the, San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Station responded to the 70800 block of Twentynine Palms Highway to investigate the report from a 14-year-old juvenile claiming a male adult, later identified as Freddie Day, asked if she could help him jump-start his quad.

The juvenile told Day she could not, and there was no one else at her residence. She watched as he walked away, then she entered her residence. As she entered her bedroom, she realized Day had entered her residence and was standing behind her. Day told the juvenile he could have raped and killed her. Day grabbed and “bear hugged” the juvenile.

Fearing Day was going to kidnap her, the she grabbed him by the throat causing Day to release his grasp. The juvenile rushed toward the kitchen and grabbed a knife. Day fled the residence east through the desert.

Neighbors confirmed seeing Day in the neighborhood but did not know where he had fled. Deputies conducted an extensive check for Day but could not locate him.

On Thursday, November 9 at about 4:30 p.m., Freddie Day (age 43 of Twentynine Palms) was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail.

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