Police: Jacksonville man charged with aggravated stalking after approaching girl walking to bus stop

DUVAL COUNTY — Police have charged a Jacksonville man with aggravated stalking after he was accused of approaching a student as she walked to her school bus stop.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened Thursday, Nov. 4 at the intersection of McDuff and Lenox avenues.

An officer was called out to the scene for a suspicious, attempted kidnapping, according to the arrest report.

With the help of a witness, police were able to find the suspect, identified as Rodney Aiken, 45.

INVESTIGATES: Jacksonville man quits IT job, makes a living by renting out his cars

The JSO report stated the girl was walking to her bus stop around 6 a.m. and as she approached the end of King Street near Dignan Street, she saw a vehicle slowing down near her.

Police said she was then approached by Aiken, who was in a dark colored truck.

The report redacts what happened next, but goes on to say the girl began running once she reached McDuff Avenue at the corner of Lenox Avenue.

The child was under 16 years old.

STORY: Jacksonville grocery stores experience product shortages similar to rest of the country

Aiken was taken to the sheriff’s office for an interview and ultimately arrested on the felony charge.

Jail records also show he faces other charges not related to this case.

Those charges are criminal mischief and and possession of cocaine.

Aurielle Eady

Aurielle Eady, Action News Jax

Aurielle Eady is a digital content producer for Action News Jax.