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Roanoke Rapids man charged with trying to kidnap woman

Posted March 23, 2011

— Halifax County deputies have charged a man with trying to kidnap a woman near Roanoke Rapids Tuesday morning.

Detective James Matthews said he responded to a 911 call about a woman being kidnapped near N.C. Highway 48 and Rhea Smith Road. He said he located the victim, who was unharmed in the attempt.

Michael Wayne Lee, 20, of Roanoke Rapids, was charged with second-degree kidnapping and assault on a female. He was placed in the Halifax County jail under a $100,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for April 6.


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  • lisapeters Mar 23, 2011

    Is it me or are these guys getting younger and younger who are accused of assaulting women???

    He looks not only looks angry, he looks confused......

  • sammyg Mar 23, 2011

    He looks angry...glad they got him so quickly!