Police today sought one of two men who tried to kidnap a Desert Hot Springs woman, a police sergeant said.
Christopher Spears, 48, of Cathedral City, was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Monday near the 66700 block of Two Bunch Palms Trail, and his accomplice was still at large, Desert Hot Springs police Sgt. Brian Link said today.
Police received a “frantic” call from a woman, saying two men tried to kidnap her near Two Bunch Palms and Ocotillo Road about 8 p.m., Link said.
“The victim told police two black adult men had followed her as she walked home, and one of the men attempted to grab and force her into their vehicle,” Link said.
About 20 minutes later, police found a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle, and Spears, the lone driver, was arrested.
He was booked at Larry D. Smith jail in Banning on suspicion of attempted kidnapping. He was held in lieu of $50,000 bail and expected to be arraigned Thursday at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.
The second suspect was described as a thin black man in his 20s, as tall as 6 feet 1 inches, in black clothes. Link did not say if the men knew the woman.
Anyone with more information was asked to call the Desert Hot Springs police at 760-329-6411.