Kidnap and Attempted Rape Arrest
Gulfport police arrested a man accused of attempted rape and kidnapping in the area of club BluEnvy in Gulfport.
Thirty-nine year-old Maurice Pugh of Laurel is accused of grabbing a female by the neck and dragging her off the grounds of the club around 3 a.m. on Valentine’s Day. It was at that time the suspect attempted to rape the victim in the area of 26th Avenue and 29th Street.
Police say the victim’s cousin, who was nearby at the time of the incident, alerted an officer who was patrolling the area. Pugh was arrested and taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility on a $200,000 bond. He’s being charged with kidnapping, attempted rape, resisting arrest by flight and possession of marijuana.