Fairfax County police arrested a local man last Wednesday, Aug. 24, in connection with a child’s assault in Alexandria. He is Kevin Moran-Perez, 22, of Centreville.
Police say officers responded that day at 4:23 p.m. to the 5000 block of Caryn Court after Moran-Perez reportedly approached a group of juveniles playing outside near an apartment building.
According to police, “Moran-Perez [allegedly] displayed a knife and grabbed a preteen by the hand. The juvenile was able to break free from [him], and all three juveniles ran away.” No one was injured.
Officers found Moran-Perez nearby and arrested him. He was taken to the Adult Detention Center and charged with assault and possession of a schedule I or II drug. He was held without bond and has an Oct. 14 court date.
Resources for parents to discuss the dangers of abduction with their children may be found at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Website, https://www.missingkids.org/education/kidsmartz#resources.
Detectives continue to investigate this case and are asking anyone with information to call them at 703-256-8035. Tips may also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), texting “FCCS” plus the tip to 847411, or by going to http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org/.
Or download the P3 Tips’ App, “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers.” Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100-$1,000. If they wish to be contacted by a detective, they should leave their contact information.