Child attack sparks statewide search

Authorities search for Buddy James Forrester, after he reportedly attacked two individuals. / Georgia Department of Corrections

Second Update (2:35 PM)
Around noon, Virginia State Patrol say they spotted Buddy Forrester on I-95 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Officers attempted to make a stop, which led to a brief chase.

He was taken into custody and is facing traffic charges in Virginia.

Investigators say that the incidents happened over the weekend as a mother, a friend of Forrester, her daughter, and Forrester had traveled to the area from Maryland.

Around 4 p.m. Monday, one of the victims called 911. By the time officers arrived at the home, Forrester had already left.

Police aren't releasing any details with what happened to the women, but they were held hostage.

The alleged crimes he is charged for is kidnapping, sodomy, and child molestation are supposed to have happened over the weekend. Additional charges are pending in the case.

First Update (12:11 PM)
Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations say that Forrester has been apprehended by Virginia State Patrol.

Initial Story
Worth County Sheriff Officials were called to a home in the 100 block of Sumner Road this afternoon in response to two juveniles that had been attacked by a 34-year-old man.

Authorities have taken out criminal warrants for child molestation, kidnapping, and sodomy after the incident, and have named their suspect as Buddy James Forrester.

Forrester is currently not in custody and is believed to be driving a white Chevy Astro-Cargo Van with the tag number, BIZ-6106. Officials believe Forrester may be headed towards North Georgia, and have alerted authorities throughout the state.

At this time, the condition of the two victims is not being released, and the Worth County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are continuing the investigation.

If you have any information on Forester, or his whereabouts you're asked to contact authorities at (229) 776-8211 or the GBI 24-hour hotline at (404) 244-2600.

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