Police Make Arrest in Attempted Abduction
On Aug. 16, 2017 at 12:04 p.m., the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious person at 1510 E. Franklin St. (Montessori Academy). The caller reported that a man had walked to the fence around the school and was threatening to physically harm students. The man then grabbed two students and tried to pull them over the fence. Teachers quickly intervened, stopped the incident, and the man fled the area. Officers stopped the man a short distance from the school (near Walgreens) where he was placed under arrest.
We have charged Richard Donnell Mangum (48) of Chapel Hill with two misdemeanor counts of Simple Assault, two misdemeanor counts of Communicating Threats, and two felony counts of Child Abduction. He is being held at the Orange County Jail under a $40,000 secured bond. His first appearance is at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2017.
Richard Donnell Mangum