Sheriff: Man tried to abduct Johnson County boy

- Johnson County sheriff’s deputies are looking for the man who tried to take a boy from the front yard of his home.

It happened Thursday morning in the small town of Venus, about 30 miles south of Fort Worth.

The 11-year-old had gone outside around 5:30 a.m. to bring food and water out to his dog. He said the man approached him and tried to grab him.

He screamed and ran back toward the house. His mother looked outside and saw the man getting into a truck and driving off.

Deputies are looking for a white man with broad shoulders and a long reddish-brown goatee. He drove a dark-colored pickup truck.

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