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Man charged with kidnapping, raping Moore County woman

Posted November 25, 2015

Edward Lamont Womble

— A 37-year-old man was arrested and charged Tuesday in connection with the rape and kidnapping of a Carthage woman, according to Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey.

Edward Lamont Womble is charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon, assault by pointing a gun, assault on a female, crime against nature and communicating threats.

According to investigators, Womble kidnapped a woman at about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday near Carthage. The woman's car and cellphone were found by a neighbor on Barbers Park Drive.

Deputies said the woman escaped from Womble at a convenience store in Ramseur and was able to call for help.

Womble was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. Godfrey said Womble had been previously charged on Nov. 5 with communicating threats against the woman.

Womble was in the Moore County jail Wednesday being held without bond.


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  • Joseph Mallard Nov 26, 2015
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    Awesome!!! Another one we will be supporting for the next 40 years or so.

  • Patrick Jones Nov 25, 2015
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    This is the second time this scum has done something like this. He cut another woman's throat over 10 years ago, but because she was in no shape to testify against him, he only got probation. He violated probation until he finally went to prison, but he didn't go for long.
    Check out his record on the NC DOC website.
    And I don't know why the DOC doesn't know his nickname from his crack dealing days in Siler City: Booger.

  • King Mopar Nov 25, 2015
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    We need to bring back either hanging, or the electric chair. To think to put this type of individual down like a "faithful" pet...well, is just wrong. My dead pet is worth more than him in a long shot. He is "worthless", why feed him and give him 3 squares a day?? Ahh...he is human, let him live at your house. When you finally start roasting these sorry individuals, on a regular basis, finally you will see some change...the idea of just playing the justice system to get out, will change...you don't get out, you fry.

  • Chase Truman Nov 25, 2015
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    This man is nothing but evil. He will fry eventually... whether it be on Earth or after.

  • Alex Stephens Nov 25, 2015
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    Well, let's put him away for a long time! So glad the woman was able to escape!