Friday, April 19, 2024
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Youngsville Suspect Arrested for Attempted Kidnapping in Lafayette

Lafayette, LA – On July 24, 2023, suspect Andrew Keith Panday, a sixty-three-year-old resident of Youngsville, Louisiana, was arrested on one count of attempted kidnapping and booked into Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. 

At around 11:32 a.m., officers arrived at a business in the 2500 block of Kaliste Saloom Road regarding an attempted kidnapping incident.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the three-year-old victim was inside the business with his mother.  While inside, the suspect engaged in conversation with the victim.  The suspect then reached over, picked up the victim, and attempted to exit the business’ entrance/exit doors.  The victim’s mother noticed what was happening and yelled at the suspect.  The suspect put the victim down and left the area.  

Officers were able to locate the suspect and arrest him without incident.

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