MCADENVILLE, N.C. – Cramerton Police are investigating the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old boy.
Police responded to the McDonald Athletic Field on Park Drive in McAdenville around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.
The victim, a 10-year-old boy, told police a white male grabbed him and attempted to pull him into a wooded area.
Police say the boy was able to get away from the man and find an adult for help.
A youth football game between the McAdenville Dolphins and a Kings Mountain team was going on at the time, and between 100 and 200 people were at the field.
The boy, the older brother of a player, was with several other children playing on a hill between the football and softball fields, said police. A trail near the hill leads down to a road into Pharr Yarns, which is adjacent to the football field.
The man's car was parked on the road, near a parking lot for the Carolina Thread Trail, along the South Fork of the Catawba River.
The suspect is described as a white male between 30 and 40-years-old, weighing about 200 pounds with a muscular build, short, reddish-brown hair and a beard. It’s reported the suspect was wearing khaki shorts and no shirt.
The victim told police the suspect was driving an older model, faded blue, four-door Honda Civic or Accord.
The suspect was last seen leaving in the vehicle in the Dixon Road area.
If you have any information that may assist law enforcement in this case, you are asked to call the Cramerton Police Department at 704-824-7964 or Gaston County Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.