Sheriff's Investigator William Leisey said the man grabbed the child and took her from her yard but was unable to hold on to her. The man fled in a late 1990s model faded-gray, late model Buick Century.
The would-be kidnapper is described as black, 35 to 40 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He had ear-length dreadlocks with beads or shells braided in them, possibly a goatee and mustache. He was wearing a sleeveless, red, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the incident or the person being sought is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriffs Office at (706) 821-1080. Callers may remain anonymous.