Bedford Man Arrested After Assaulting Census Worker

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford man is facing charges of kidnapping, battery, and criminal confinement after assaulting a US Census Bureau worker.

Bedford Police arrested 57-year-old Jerry Ross Jr., of 2337 30th St., on charges of kidnapping, battery, and criminal confinement.

According to Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore on August 27th a female census worker was asking Ross census questions when he asked her to come inside his house.

“After she told him ‘no’ he grabbed her wrist and pulled her inside the house,” said Chief Moore. “A few minutes later she told Ross Jr. she wanted to leave and he grabbed her wrist again and was trying to lock the door.”

The female was able to get away and left the house.

“While leaving Ross Jr. grabbed her on the buttocks,” added Chief Moore.

The woman then called police.

“Officers went to speak with Ross Jr. but he refused to open the door. Therefore, the report was sent to the Prosecutor for review and warrant request,” said Chief Moore.