An arrest has been made in connection with Thursday afternoon’s attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl from Irwin, in western Iowa’s Shelby County.
According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s office, tips from the public led to the arrest Friday evening of 64-year-old Marc Elliot Nelson of Cherokee. Nelson was taken into custody at his residence in Cherokee County and charged with attempted enticement of a minor and assault with the intent to commit sexual abuse. Both charges are aggravated misdemeanors.
Nelson was being held in the Shelby County jail on $4000 bond.
According to authorities, two search warrants were served on Nelson at the time of his arrest and investigators collected evidence from the home.
In all, three females reported a male matching Nelson’s description approached them Thursday afternoon. The incidents allegedly occurred in Irwin, Manilla, and Westside. The sheriff’s report did not indicate whether Nelson would be charged in connection with the two remaining incidents.