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Man accused of kidnapping, assaulting, robbing Barton student

Posted November 26, 2013

— Wilson police arrested a 20-year-old man Monday and charged him with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and robbing a Barton College student Sunday night.

Police say Jodeci Raeshawn Brinkley, of 408 Lee St. NE, kidnapped the woman from 200 A C College Drive and forced her to drive to an unknown location in Wilson County, where he sexually assaulted her.

He then forced her to drive to a bank in Wilson and get money from an ATM before letting her go, police said. Brinkley and the woman did not know each other, officials said.

Barton College President Norval Kneten released a statement Tuesday, saying the "student is recuperating and in the care of her family."

George Solan, Barton College Vice president for Student Affairs, said Brinkley had been warned to stay off campus and was issued a citation twice when he came back.

 "I feel let down," Solan said. "As a vice president, as a chief advocate for students, that we have not had the opportunity to enforce the law that helps campus remain safe. In other words, the court systems have not followed through with our actions, to my knowledge."

Brinkley's sister, Johnneice Crandell, said the family is struggling with the allegations against the man they call "Jo Jo." They have many questions about what allegedly happened.

"I couldn't even sleep last night. It's so heavy on my heart, it's shocking," she said.

Brinkley is being held on a $100,000 secured bond. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.


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  • seenbetterdaze Nov 27, 2013

    Pretending this awful Crime Wave is not happening does not and will not make it go away. The left wing media tries to minimize it. At least Philadelphia has gone on the record they are not going to put up with these guys who are playing the Knock Down "game!" after people have died from it. It is NO GAME!

  • jpd9930 Nov 27, 2013

    oh wait...this guy didn't honor the request of the college? and you expect him to follow the law? Good little libs... they are their own worst enemy.

  • jpd9930 Nov 27, 2013

    IMO I would rather be on probation or kicked out of the school for having a self-defense gun on campus property than be raped or worse

  • weasel2 Nov 27, 2013

    Hopefully they lock him up and throw away the key.

  • pappy1 Nov 27, 2013

    Guess the term "raped" isn't PC enough for WRAL to use in the story.

  • theblazer Nov 27, 2013

    Too bad she didn't have a conceal and carry. Just take care of business, pick up your shells, and walk away...let the police do their job and find you if they can. When you legally defend yourself you will be seen as a criminal by law enforcement anyway.

  • trafalgerfountain Nov 26, 2013

    I tell you, if this was my kid - I would exact revenge on this perp's family.

  • lwe1967 Nov 26, 2013

    Keep him in jail and let Bubba look at him. He preys on the ones that are weaker than him and takes advantage of the situation.

  • Lucas Turner Nov 26, 2013

    Nothing but an Animal. Cage him. The animals involved in the Knock Out games and Polar Bear Hunting are also Animals and should also be caged. So this is what it has come to?

  • J-Hol Nov 26, 2013

    "When is their President planning to address the horrible Crime Wave being committed by his sons?" --seenbetterdaze

    Just so I'm clear, are you seriously saying that this rape and robbery is Obama's fault? These comments shouldn't continue to surprise me, I guess, but somehow they still do.