Alleged Kidnapper In Jail
The man police believe to be responsible for the attempted kidnapping of a young woman in Crowley is now in custody. Chief K.P. Gibson says the woman had just gotten home from Lafayette in the early morning hours of August 1st when 50-year-old Gary James Jennings allegedly tried to kidnap her. The woman was able to fight off Jennings, causing enough noise to alert family members inside the home. Chief Gibson says Jennings quickly became the focus of the investigation when it was learned he owned a black truck similar to the one the victim recalled following her on her way home. Jennings was working offshore when police made the connection, but authorities were able to arrange for him to return to port in Cameron Parish. Jennings is being held on $100,000 bond, and will be transferred to the Acadia Parish Jail.