BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - Police have arrested a man who allegedly tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl while she was jogging in the Alvin area, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.
On Tuesday, Steven Salazar, 22, was arrested for attempted kidnapping.
Deputies said around 9:20 p.m. on December 2nd, the teenage girl was jogging in the 4800 block of CR 392 when she was approached by Salazar.
The girl said he wrapped his arms around her and she began to scream for help. She told police she was able to fight him off when they fell to the ground.
Salazar drove off in a Chevrolet truck, traveling South on CR 392 then turning East on CR 184.
Investigators said they went to the area of the alleged abduction on December 5th and found Salazar in the area.
When he spotted them, he took off in his truck, deputies said. He was arrested for reckless driving and when he was interviewed, he gave inconsistent stories about the incident.
Investigators applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for attempted kidnapping by Judge Richard Davis.
Deputies arrested Salazar at his home in Alvin on Tuesday.
He was booked into the Brazoria County Jail and is being held on a $20,000 bond.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Investigator Jeff Mink with the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office at 979-864-2392 or Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-460-2222 or log into Brazoria County Crime Stoppers.