According to the Madison Township Police, on Feb. 10 at 9 a.m., Madison Township Police Officer Kranz was flagged down by the guardian of a 12-year-old Groveport Madison Middle School North student who said the juvenile female had was coerced by an adult male to enter his white Chevy pickup truck as she walked to school.
According to Madison Township Police Chief Gary York, MTPD officers immediately canvassed the area for the vehicle. Franklin County Sheriff’s detectives and Madison Township officers conducted interviews and collected surveillance video of the crime.
Images of the suspect’s truck were posted on MTPD’s social media pages seeking the public’s assistance in identifying or locating the individual. Thanks to the tips received, Joseph Ennemoser, 48, of Sugar Grove, Ohio, was identified as a potential suspect due to similarities to the events uncovered in a recent Hilliard Police Department arrest of the same individual for felony child enticement.
According to a statement from the Madison Township Police, through this joint investigatory effort, Madison Township Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s detectives arrested and charged Ennemoser with kidnapping and importuning on Feb. 12.