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Mitchell Co. Kidnapping Arrest

Updated: Tuesday, January 15 2013, 07:36 PM EST

A Mitchell County man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault and possession of drugs. 22-year-old Justin Carpenter of Smile Way in Bakersville was charged after an incident involving a woman on Snow Creek Road.

Police say the woman ran out into the road and flagged a passing motorist and said he had been taken at knifepoint from her residence on Penland Road by Carpenter. She told police she was able to get away from Carpenter after she kicked him in the groan.

When police located Carpenter, he was covered in red mud. He denied knowing the victim. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.

Mitchell Co. Kidnapping Arrest

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