Attempted Kidnapping In Jefferson County

Story by: James Buechele
5-24-14

Jefferson County, Fla.

Law enforcement officers in Jefferson County need your help finding a man accused of attempted kidnapping.

It all happened at a family gathering on the Wacissa River. Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs tells WCTV a 15-year-old female was taken away by her estranged uncle from the party.

The suspect took the teen but thankfully dropped her off about ten minutes later down a road. JCSO is currently looking for Joseph Venner Arundel, 40, 6'3" 200 lbs. The white male has a sleeve tattoo on his right arm.

He was last seen driving a 1998 gold Toyota Camry with tinted windows.


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