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Raleigh man charged with kidnapping Boone woman

Posted February 26, 2010

— Police on Friday charged a Raleigh man with abducting and choking a Boone woman.

Brandon Rashad Burkett, 22, was charged with first-degree kidnapping and assault by strangulation. He was being held Friday in the Watauga County Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond.

Boone police said they received a 911 call from a woman who said a man was holding her against her will in a car and was driving her out of town. Watauga County deputies stopped the vehicle suspected in the kidnapping on U.S. Highway 421 in the Deep Gap area, police said.

The woman had been assaulted and suffered minor injuries, police said.


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  • SaltlifeLady Feb 26, 2010

    Scary. And in Boone? I would like to know if these are ASU students and if this occured on or near the campus.

  • Connected1 Feb 26, 2010

    Should have been $250k minimum for bond -- the idea is to PUNISH the criminals, not to make it easier for them to bond out.

  • Tax Man Feb 26, 2010

    Good work on the part of the victim and the police. Glad she is safe and he is locked up. Maybe they could up the bond at his first hearing.

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  • vaulter Feb 26, 2010

    $30k??? Are you kidding me? Never see him again when he gets out on bond...