Attempted Kidnapping in Greenville

Grandmother saves grandchild

Emily Gill
August 30, 2019 - 8:26 am

Greenville County Sheriffs Office


Greenville County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call on W. Blue Ridge Drive just before 3 PM on Sunday.

The child's grandmother was walking with victim and another grandchild on sidewalk when she bent down to help the second child with their shoe.

When she looked up, she saw Jose Jesus Navarrette grabbing the other her granddaughter, picking her up, and walking off with her.

The grandmother approached him and pulled her grandchild into her arms.

She pushed suspect away and took all children inside Goodwill to get escape him, but the suspect followed them.

She called for help and went behind the store counter to get away from him.  He still followed them behind the counter.

The family was able to get help from a store employee and another customer; deputies arrived on the scene shortly after.

Deputies arrested 56 year old Navarrette for kidnapping.  He is in Greenville County Detention Center on no bond.

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