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Fort Bragg soldier charged with kidnapping teen

Posted August 14, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014

—  A Fort Bragg solider was arrested and charged Wednesday with kidnapping a juvenile – after he was beaten up by the girl's relatives.

Anthony Trevon Gardner, 20, with the 182nd Aviation Reconnaissance Battalion, was charged with first-degree kidnapping. He was held at the Hoke County jail Thursday under a $50,000 bond.

Gardner is accused of taking the teenager, who was reported missing by her family, to the Army post.

Gardner was assaulted by the girl's family members after dropping her off at her home, deputies said.


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  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 15, 2014

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    How so?
    And how old are you, by the way that you'd personally have knowledge of what any branch of the military was like during the draft?

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 15, 2014

    How old is she?

  • whatdowehavehere Aug 15, 2014

    Hahaha, the comments are about the draft. Really?!?!? I think it's about a family pulling together and letting this 20 yr old know that what he did was wrong, whether or not the girl was willing or not. He's twenty years old! Way to go family for standing up for what you believe in and showing this guy that wrong is wrong and leave under age girls ALONE!!!

  • Viewer Aug 15, 2014

    Not True, the draftee Army I was in had many problem children sent there by local judges in cooperation with the local draft board.

  • ptrrrk1 Aug 14, 2014

    Once the draft was ended…. The military went down hill quickly.