Muncie pest exterminator arrested in attempted abduction case

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Muncie Police have taken a woman into custody for questioning following an attempted abduction.

Judith Walker is being questioned for an incident in the 5000 block of West Fernwood Way Friday.

According to police, Walker, who is a part owner of Affordable Pest Control, showed up to a woman’s house for a follow-up inspection. It was the third time she had been at the home this month and the inspection was not scheduled.

When she approached the homeowner, Walker wrapped a cord around the woman’s neck, demanding she hand the child over, police said.

The homeowner was able to escape and Walker fled.

Walker was taken into custody shortly before 8 p.m.