Garrett Evans Webber, dob 6/22/63, has been charged with trying to kidnap a 13-year old girl walking to school in Rancho Palos Verdes, and faces one felony count each of attempted kidnapping of a victim under age 14 and assault with a semi-automatic firearm, the charges also include allegations he used a handgun.
He pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to return on November 20th to Department 4 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Torrance Branch.
Webber had allegedly driven up to the victim as she walked in the 28700 block of the Highridge Road, exited his vehicle and pointed a weapon at her head trying to force her into his vehicle. She was able to escape the defendant’s grasp and call for help from nearby good Samaritans. The suspect fled but was later located by the police.
Webber faces a possible maximum sentence of 19 years in state prison if convicted as charged, his bail is set at $500,000.00