Two teenage girls nearly abducted by a man in Newton County, Arkansas, Authorities are investigating

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WESTERN GROVE, AR – Two teenage girls were chased by a man in what authorities are calling a possible attempted abduction around mid-day on Saturday.

Two teenage girls were approached by a man asking them to “play”. The girls then walked away. The man then chased the girls nearly a half mile and grabbed one of them during the chase, a press release from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office says.

The girl who was grabbed hit the man and was able to escape. The two girls were then able to contact family members and the authorities were notified.

The suspect is a slender man, possibly in his twenties or thirties, with “sunken in cheeks and blonde hair”. He was seen wearing jeans, a blue shirt and a baseball hat.

If you have any information, please contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. 

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