A teenager is facing charges after police in Ames responded to a call about an attempted child abduction early this morning. Residents of a home in Ames told police they sleeping when they were awakened just before 1 a.m. to a commotion.
They found a young man had entered their home and pulled a child out of a basement window. He also struck the child in the face. A family member chased the suspect to the front yard and retrieved the child as the suspect fled on foot.
A short time later, police arrested 17-year-old Akuk Akok of Ames. He was transported to a couple of medical facilities for mental health evaluations. Police say Akok will be charged as an adult with first-degree burglary. More charges are pending. The child was treated for minor injuries.