Walnut Cove man faces kidnapping charges


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A Walnut Cove man has been charged by the King Police Department with second degree kidnapping following an investigation of events that allegedly happened on Sunday, according King Police Chief Paula May.

She said Christopher Travis Pierce, 35, of Walnut Cove, is also facing charges of communicating threats and assault as result of the incident and is being held with no bond. He has a court date of June 29.

May said the charges stemmed from accusations made by an unidentified 18-year-old male.

“An 18-year old male reported that he was held against his will in a residence on Forest Oaks Drive in King, threatened and assaulted, and where he was ultimately was able to escape and flee,” said May.

She said Pierce had learned about a recent sexual interaction between the victim and an adolescent girl, who was the daughter of one of Pierce’s acquaintances, which Pierce “found grossly inappropriate and unacceptable.”

The victim went to a residence on Forest Oaks Drive on Sunday, according to May, where Pierce allegedly held him against his will, threatened him with bodily harm by the use of a variety of tools and weapons, and ultimately assaulted him.

“The 18-year old male was able to flee the residence and report the incident to the King Police Department,” said May. “An investigation was initiated. King Police Officers seized a variety of tools and implements from the residence and ultimately arrested Pierce.”

Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.

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