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VALE, N.C. -- A man attempted to abduct a young girl at a Lincoln County bus stop, the sheriff s office says.

It happened in the 5500 block of Bill Sain Road around 6:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Police say Ernest Carroll Rose, 63, approached the 12-year-old girl as she waited for the bus. He allegedly asked her to go home with him.

The girl ran to a neighbor s house and called 911. Deputies found Carroll shortly after walking down the road.

Rose is charged with felony attempted child abduction. He was booked under a $75,000 secured bond.

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