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Suspect in Chapel Hill abduction charged in jail assault

Posted July 23, 2010

— A man charged with trying to kidnap a college student in downtown Chapel Hill in May has been charged with assaulting a detention officer in the Orange County jail, authorities said.

Theodore James Walker, 26, of 108 Timber Hollow Court, was charged with assault on a government official in connection with the assault.

Walker is being held in jail under a $5 million bond on charges of second-degree kidnapping, assault on a female and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Police said he tried to abduct an 18-year-old woman on May 12 near the intersection of Rosemary and Columbia streets but was stopped by two men driving by. As he tried to flee the scene, police said, he hit one of the men with his car.

Investigators found a loaded shotgun wrapped in a towel on the back seat of Walker's car, as well as a baseball bat in the car and condoms in his back pocket.

Walker also is charged with felony hit-and-run causing injury in an April case in Pitt County in which a woman was found on the side of a road with a head injury and various cuts and scrapes.


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  • braddavis Jul 27, 2010

    This guy won't last one month in general population at Central Prison.

  • ncwiseguy Jul 23, 2010

    turn him over to the two brothers in chapel hill who rescued the female from harm.

    let them tune him up..........24 x 7

  • liskm Jul 23, 2010

    Strike TEN IMO. KEEP him locked up!

  • Lead by Example Jul 23, 2010

    Hopefully there will be no probation for this guy, but instead some actual prison time.

  • NCStatePack Jul 23, 2010

    Then I have met my match, ddefrange

  • u stand corrected Jul 23, 2010

    You are really not funny ncstatepack

  • NCStatePack Jul 23, 2010

    Only you can answer that

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jul 23, 2010

    Why am I not surprised?