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Second Woman Says Man Imprisoned, Tortured Her

Posted November 1, 2006

— A Fayetteville man arrested last week after a woman was found imprisoned and tortured at a Hope Mills computer shop faces new charges in a separate case, authorities said Wednesday.

Floyd Lee Cahoon, 44, of 2935 George Owen Road, was arrested last Thursday and charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious bodily injury and three counts of first-degree sex offense.

A 33-year-old woman told investigators that she was kept in padlocked chains and a dog collar for five days. She said her captor tied her to a door frame, forced her to perform sex acts and repeatedly beat her with his fists and a leather belt, authorities said.

Authorities on Wednesday filed another seven counts of first-degree sexual offense, five counts of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of assault inflicting serious bodily injury against Cahoon in connection with a second alleged victim. The woman said she also was kidnapped, raped and tortured, authorities said.

Cahoon is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $900,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, a friend of Cahoon's has been arrested in connection with a fake crack cocaine scheme, authorities said.

Raymond Rogers, 55, 8046 N.C. Highway 87 South, is charged with obtaining property by false pretense. He has been released on bond.

Authorities said Rogers created imitation crack at the DuPont plant in Fayetteville, where he works as a lab technician, and tried to use the phony drugs to attract prostitutes.

Detectives began investigating when Rogers called the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department to report a stolen car.

"When we go there and began looking into his accusations, we found the story was much bigger than we anticipated," said Debbie Tanna, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

Investigators said a series of false crime reports showed Rogers was trying to cover up his association with prostitutes.

DuPont officials said Rogers remains on the payroll -- he last worked Monday night -- and has been a "long-standing" employee.

"DuPont has been contacted by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department and is fully cooperating in this investigation. We respectfully refuse to speculate on this ongoing investigation, our employees or any allegations related to this matter," the company said in a statement.

Rogers admitted a friendship with Cahoon during questioning, Tanna said.

"We've learned that he and Mr. Cahoon actually had a friendly relationship. They liked to hunt together. They shared some interests," she said.

Court records show Cahoon bought the first alleged victim crack cocaine. But investigators haven't said whether they believe he used any imitation drugs.


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