1:05 PM EDT, October 4, 2012
Charges against an Evington man who was arrested for allegedly trying to lure a 13-year-old girl away from a bus stop last week have been dropped.
Donald Dove, who is a convicted sex offender, was released from jail around 10 a.m. Thursday morning. Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney Randy Krantz filed a motion to dismiss charges against Dove.
Bedford County Major Ricky Gardner says that the witnesses' identification of Dove was incorrect.
Gardner tells WDBJ7 that they got calls about a man matching Dove's description who was approaching children at a bus stop. However, Dove was in jail when these calls were taken.
A deputy was sent to the scene Thursday morning to talk to the suspect, and the suspect admitted that he was the one who approached a girl at the bus stop.
The suspect was not charged because he is not a sex offender.--------------------------------
An Evington man was arrested for allegedly trying to lure a girl away from a school bus stop.
Bedford County sheriff's deputies arrested Donald Dove Thursday afternoon. Investigators say he tried to lure a 13-year-old girl back to his house Wednesday morning.
Dove is a convicted sex offender, He was convicted of several sex offenses in Campbell County in the 1980's.
The alleged incident happened in the Evington area.
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