Auburn Police arrest man on attempted kidnapping charge


AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – The Auburn Police Division has arrested a man following an attempted kidnapping.

On April 6, in the 1100 block of Commerce Drive, William Nelson Melson Jr., 56, attempted to restrain a victim and force them into a vehicle, according to police. 

Melson, described by police as being transient, is being charged with Attempted Kidnapping 2nd Degree. Police say Melson did not use a weapon during the attempted kidnapping.

Following the incident, Melson was booked into the Lee County Jail, where he is being held on a $50,000 bond.

The case remains under investigation.

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