LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn.- The guardian angel statues in Dale Urquhart's front yard seem to symbolize the hero he was last week for a little girl in the midst of being victimized by a suspected child predator.
"I think he's a hero," Captain Don Laws admitted when asked of Urquhart's willingness to not only get involved, but to thwart the alleged attack.
Last Tuesday morning, Urquhart and his wife observed a strange white van pulling into the alley on the other side of their privacy fence.
"I jumped up on the fence," recalled Urquhart.
From there, he claimed to have witnessed the unimaginable: a savage and inappropriate attack on a little girl Urquhart had never seen before.
Urquhart ordered his wife to call 911. He then got in his own SUV and pinned suspect Robert Bumpus in that alley, the little girl still inside the van. Urquhart even physically helped pin Bumps in place, police confirmed, until authorities arrived.
Captain Laws with the Lawrenceburg Police Department said Bumpus was still in the Lawrence County Jail as of Saturday night. He said charges include solicitation of a minor to observe sexual conduct; aggravated assault; and reckless endangerment.
Laws said additional charges against Bumpus are certainly possible.
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:52:56 GMT
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