Detectives seek help identifying suspect in attempted abduction.
Media release: August 26, 2016
Yesterday afternoon, a suspect who identified himself as Nikromuh Cocoa Koondo (22) of Orlando,
attempted to grab and abduct a fourteen year old male subject on the
west side of Gifford Middle School as the teenager was waiting to be
picked up from school. The subject was dirty, not wearing shoes, and
appeared to be homeless. He grabbed the boy telling others that he was
there to pick up his child. The teenager pulled away from the subject
and ran away. Indian River County Sheriff`s Deputy David Ragley was on
scene and chased after the subject. He was apprehended by Deputy Ragley
and Deputy Denton Kitchell, who was also in the area.
interviewed the subject who provided a variety of false names and was
very evasive during the interview. A fingerprint check of the subject
shows that he was arrested by our agency in July of 2016. Detectives
still do not believe the name given is the correct one and are
attempting to identify him. Detectives are also seeking the help of the
public to identify where the subject has been living and any other
information about this person.
River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, "The person sitting in our jail
has not told us the whole story and is not willing to cooperate.
Yesterday he attempted to abduct one of our most vulnerable, our
children. Fortunately, our deputies were on scene and able to take him
into custody before something bad could happen. Now we need your help to
put the pieces together about where this person has been and to
determine if he has hurt any other children in the past."
The subject was booked into the Indian River County Jail under the name Nikromuh
Koondo and received a $101,000.00 bond for the charges of kidnapping,
resisting arrest without violence, and giving a false name while
. Anyone with information about this subject should contact Detective John Clark at (772) 978-6188 reference to case number 2016-147391
. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward of up to$1,000.00 by contacting Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477) or www.tcwatch.org .