VICTORVILLE (CBSLA.com) — An Apple Valley woman suspected in an attempt to abduct a child at a Victorville park is due in court Friday on a kidnapping charge, authorities said.
Julie Ann Turner, 52, was arrested Wednesday in after an incident earlier in the week in which witnesses said she used candy to try to lure children into her vehicle at Liberty Park in Victorville.READ MORE: 'My Son Was Targeted,' Laguna Hills High Student Spouts Racial Slurs At Black Player During Basketball Game
Turner, one mother said, grabbed her child by a wrist and began to pull her toward her vehicle. When the child yelled and her mother began to run toward her, Turner let go and fled, Victorville police said.READ MORE: Ag Startup And Walmart Building Tech-Operated Indoor Farm In Compton
After an investigation, Turner was arrested peacefully Wednesday evening at her home and is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.MORE NEWS: Sheriff's Deputies Investigating Fatal Shooting In San Gabriel
The Victorville Police Department is asking anyone with information on this incident to call (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.