June 21, 2012) The
Gwinnett County Police Department Homicide Unit conducted an exhaustive
investigation in identifying and charging a man responsible for an Attempted
Kidnapping and Public Indecency at or around “The Forum” located at 5141
Peachtree Parkway within the city limits of Peachtree Corners (Formerly
unincorporated Norcross) within Gwinnett County.
On Sunday, June
17th at approximately 4:55pm, a 20 year old female from Alpharetta
was in the magazine section at Barnes and Noble when a “middle eastern looking”
male grabbed her by the arm and said “You’re the one, come with me” and
attempted to drag her from the store. The victim began yelling for help when a
witness intervened and pushed the suspect away from the victim. The suspect
left the area in a silver BMW displaying a license plate from Indiana.
June 19th at approximately 12:45pm another incident occurred at
Festivity located at The Forum. The same suspect approached several women and
made explicit comments regarding having sexual relations with them and was last
seen driving a silver BMW with an Indiana license plate.
Tuesday, June 19th at approximately 1:15pm, the suspect approached a
25 year old female that was walking with 3 children in the area of Wentworth
Dr. and E. Jones Bridge Road. This area is in close proximity to The Forum. The
suspect pulled up next to the victim and attempted to speak with her as she
walked with the children. The victim ignored him and he continued to follow.
The victim then looked at the suspect and observed him masturbating in his car.
The victim ran away with the children and the suspect drove off in a light gray
investigation it was learned that the vehicle was registered to Maximo Chavez.
Investigators quickly learned that the registered owner was not connected to
any of the incidents within Gwinnett County and that his name was used as an
alias for the suspect, 37 year old Kennedy Miranda. At this time investigators
are looking into where he is from. His address is unknown at this time.
Investigators learned that Mr. Miranda was arrested by Dunwoody Police the
evening of June 19th at Perimeter Mall for Disorderly Conduct and
Providing False Name. (Please contact Dunwoody Police regarding the details of
arrest). Our investigators developed probable cause to charge Mr. Miranda with
Criminal Attempt to Commit Kidnapping, Simple Battery and Public Indecency.