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Suspect In Attempted Kidnapping At Chapel Hill School Released From Jail

Posted October 16, 2002 11:24 a.m. EDT

— The man accused of trying to kidnap a Chapel Hill girl is out of jail.

Derek Jones was released and ordered to live with his mother in Cary. Last spring, police say Jones tried to snatch a fifth-grader from Frank Porter Graham Elementary School.

The girl managed to get away. Jones' case is set to go to trial next month.