FROM THE BRAZORIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE:
A 22-year-old man who allegedly tried to abduct a 15-year old Alvin girl has been identified as Steven Salazar.
The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office said Salazar was arrested Dec. 5 on a charge of reckless driving after he tried to flee from deputies near the attempted abduction scene.
Salazar initially denied the allegations, but deputies said when they interviewed him again, he gave several inconsistent statements.
The victim told deputies she was jogging on CR 392 on Dec. 2 when she was approached by a man in an early 2000s model Chevy Silverado.
The 15-year-old victim reported that on Dec. 2nd she was jogging when a male stopped and got out of his truck and wrapped his arms around her. The victim reported that she began to scream for help and was able to fight the suspect off when they fell to the ground.
Salazar is facing an attempted kidnapping charge, in addition to a count of reckless driving.
Deputies said Salazar may have had other victims in the area.
The sheriff’s office is urging anyone with information on this case to call 979-864-2392 or Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 800-460-2222.
You can also submit an anonymous tip online at www.BrazoriaCountyCrimeStoppers.com.