Two men arrested after trying to lure child into car

Antoine Chlela

Two men are in custody after reportedly attempting to entice a 12-year-old girl into their car in Pulaski County.

34-year-old Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh and 31-year-old Antoine Chlela were arrested Friday night. The victim says she was playing with a sibling in their yard when the two men approached on several occasions in an attempt to lure her into their vehicle, allegedly asking for sexual favors.

Mefleh and Chlela are temporarily stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for military training purposes. Both men are currently being held in the Pulaski County Jail under a $200,000 bond.