Authorities in Middlesex County announced that a City man has been charged with attempted kidnapping Saturday.
According to police, Mr. Gary Prichard, 41, of New Brunswick, was arrested and charged with fourth-degree possession of an imitation firearm for an unlawful purpose and second-degree attempted kidnapping.
Officials charged Prichard following an investigation by Detective Keith Walcott of the New Brunswick Police Department.
The investigation determined that, on Monday, January 25, 2021, at approximately 11:30 P.M., Prichard drove up to the victim as she walked on Easton Avenue.
Officials said as Prichard approached the victim, he drew what appeared to be a handgun and demanded she get into his truck.
When the victim refused, Prichard fled the area. Prichard was ultimately identified as the driver andowner of the truck, which was captured on camera as he fled the scene, according to Middlesex County authorities.
A starter pistol was also recovered from Prichard’s truck following the execution of a search warrant.
Prichard is presently lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center where he is being held pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court next week.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Walcott at (732) 745-5217.