Louisiana: Alexandria Man Charged With Attempted Kidnapping

By Alex Chastain, Thornical Press

January 4, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, LA – An Alexandria man who was out on bond for a previous arrest in Compton Park in September has been arrested on a new charge of attempted kidnapping.

Henry James Johnson, 36, was arrested Christmas Day around 3 p.m. by the Alexandria Police Department on an active warrant issued by the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Department for one count of attempted kidnapping.  There were no further details related to the attempted kidnapping.

Johnson was previously charged on September 30 by Alexandria police with one count of second-degree battery, one count of failure to register as a sex offender and contempt of court for an incident in Compton Park. Johnson was later released on $105,000 bond.

According to court records, Johnson was also arrested in 2017 for failure to notify law enforcement of his change of address as a sex offender, failure to obtain a sex offender LA/ID card, and driving without a driver’s license.

According to police, Johnson’s arrest in September in Compton Park was related to an attack on a victim he knew and was able to track via social media.