FREDONIA, NY (WKBW) -- Police in Fredonia have made an arrest in the attempted abduction of a teenage girl Thursday morning.
Officials say the teenage girl was riding her bicycle to school near Central Avenue and Newton Street around 7:25 a.m. when she was grabbed and taken to the ground by a male attacker.
"She managed to escape the individual and ran to a nearby home with happened to be the dwelling of an off-duty Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputy," said Fredonia Police Chief Bradley Meyers.
Police sent out an alert to the high school and notified the media of the attack. After hearing a report during a news broadcast on the local radio station, an area resident recalled witnessing a man running to a car and speeding off around the same time of the attack.
The neighbor immediately notified police and gave a description of the man and the vehicle.
Just a few hours later, Fredonia police spotted that vehicle and pulled it over, and subsequently made an arrest.
Officials have identified the suspect as 22-year-old Corey Kimmy of Brocton, NY. The Chautauqua County District Attorney says they plan to charge him with Felony Attempted Kidnapping.
The teenage victim did suffer some bruising and emotional trauma, but did not sustain any serious injuries.
Police are crediting the quick-thinking of the victim and the alertness of a citizen with preventing a serious incident from becoming even more dangerous.
Kimmy is being held on $250,000 bail.