Police Nab Suspect in Wilmington Kidnapping Attempt
Police say the incident happened around 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014, as the victim sat in her parked car at the Woodlawn Trustees Parkland on Beaver Valley Road in Wilmington.
The suspect approached her and asked if he could use her cellular phone charger. When the victim advised the male suspect that she did not have a phone charger, the suspect displayed a box cutter knife and pulled the victim from her vehicle.
He then dragged the victim towards a wooded area as he held the box cutter to her throat. The victim, however, was able to break free from the male suspect who then ran to his car.
As the suspect fled the parking lot in his car, the victim was able to obtain the registration number of the vehicle which she provided to the investigating troopers. The victim suffered minor injuries but did not seek medical treatment.
Through further investigation and interviews, detectives were able to develop Jose J. Gonzales-Rojas, 21, of Kennett Square, PA as the suspect in this incident. On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, detectives were able to locate Gonzales-Rojas at a job site on
Davidson Lane in New Castle, DE and took him into custody without incident.
Jose Gonzales-Rojas was transported to Troop 2 in Glasgow where he was charged with Attempted Kidnapping 2nd degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony. He was then arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution for lack of $60,000.00 cash bail.