Police: Man arrested after attempting to abduct woman

Police: Man arrested after attempting to abduct woman
Brandon Lee Prendergas (Source: Farmville Police Department)

FARMVILLE, Va. (WWBT) - The Farmville Police Department has made an arrest in connection to an attempted abduction of a woman on July 17.

Police said the incident happened in the area of North Virginia and Second streets.

Brandon Lee Prendergast, 33, of Farmville, was arrested Wednesday morning at his home. He is charged with attempted abduction and is being held at Piedmont Regional Jail without bond.

“A white male, driving a maroon/burgundy SUV, stopped abruptly, exited his vehicle, and grabbed a female subject and attempted to pull her into his vehicle,” the Town of Farmville posted to Facebook on Friday. “She was able to fight back and escape.”

UPDATE 4:10 pm: Working from a citizen’s tip received this date, Farmville Police located a white male and a burgundy...

Posted by Town of Farmville, Virginia on Friday, July 19, 2019

Police say the man is between 30 and 40 years old with a goatee, sandy brown hair that is closely shaved on the sides and has tattoos on his left arm.

He was wearing a white tank top shirt and wire-rimed glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call 434-392-9259.

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