Cop Watch

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Man Charged With Attempted Kidnapping Was N.H. Officer

WHITEFIELD, N.H. -- A Whitefield man being held on charges he tried to kidnap a boy in New Jersey last month is a former police officer who met the youngster through a Web site, court documents and police say.

George Nugent, 56, is a former police officer in Lancaster, Northumberland and Litchfield, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported Tuesday.

He is being held without bail as a fugitive from justice from New Jersey, where he is charged with chaining a boy around the neck and trying to kidnap him.