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Joseph B. Rudge

Abduction suspect arrested

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Newark Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction cases

The Newark Police Department, in conjunction with Delaware State Police and Middletown Police, has captured and charged Joseph B. Rudge, 35, with multiple crimes related to the attempted abductions of two people on July 3 and 4 in Newark, Delaware.

After Newark Police announced that they had identified the suspect on July 8, they obtained many tips relating to Rudge's location -- the 1200 block of North Claymont Street, Wilmington, where the Newark Police SWAT team served a search warrant and took Rudge into custody without incident.

Rudge was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute in lieu of $48,700 secured bond.

He was charged with two counts of second degree attempted kidnapping, second degree attempted carjacking, attempted theft from a victim over 62 years of age, failure to re-register as a sex offender, attempted theft and two counts of offensive touching.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective James Skinner at 302-366-7100 ext. 3135 or james.skinner@cj.state.de.us. Anonymous tips can be texted to 302NPD, with the message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or at www.tipsubmit.com, where a reward may be available.

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