Not guilty pleas for two men in North San Diego County kidnapping attempt

Posted at 3:50 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 20:26:26-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - Two men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges surrounding an attempted kidnapping and sexual assault in Encinitas last week.

Deputies said Christopher White and Jeremiah Owens targeted a 15-year-old girl while she was waxing her surfboard in the driveway of her home.

One man attacked the girl and tried to drag her to a waiting pickup truck, said deputies.

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She fought off the man and escaped.

A judge ordered White and Owens to be held without bail.