South Sac Kidnap Suspect Arrested

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Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a man in connection with the attempted abduction of a seven year-old girl in south Sacramento last weekend.

Cedric Holland, 25, was taken into custody by the Major Crimes Bureau at his residence Thursday, May 17 at about 5:30 p.m. A vehicle believed to be used by Holland during the crime was also located at his residence and recovered for evidentiary purposes.

On May 11 shortly after 1 p.m., the victim was walking with family members near 54th Street and 47th Avenue. The suspect drove up in a vehicle, grabbed the victim, and placed her in the trunk of his car before driving away.

A moment later, the victim was able to escape the vehicle when the trunk opened. The victim jumped from the car onto the ground, and the suspect fled the scene. The victim was assisted by a woman who witnessed her escape, and reunited her with family.

Evidence from the scene where the girl was taken linked Holland to the incident. Detectives also learned through further investigation that Holland had interacted with the victim at a business in the area earlier that morning. It is believed that Holland unsuccessfully attempted to lure the victim out of the business with him at that time.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, a booking photograph of Holland is not being released at this time. Holland is in custody for a charge of kidnapping and being held on $1,000,000 bail.

Sacramento Police spokesman Doug Morse said there is no evidence the May 11 kidnap is related to a kidnap attempt reported May 8 in north Natomas.