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Woman, child safe in Fayetteville after domestic incident

Posted July 27, 2012

— A woman and her child were safe in Fayetteville Friday afternoon after a domestic incident that began in Hoke County, authorities said.

A man armed with a shotgun took his girlfriend and their child from Hoke County, Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said. The woman was able to escape from the car in Fayetteville and called for help.

Police traced the car to the Cambridge Arms Apartments complex, off North McPherson Church Road, Peterkin said.

The child was later reunited with its mother, but police decided not to file any charges against the man after talking with him inside an apartment at the complex.

Peterkin described the incident as a domestic situation that got out of hand.


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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 27, 2012

    So this guy wasn't even charged with child endangerment???


    How much someone want to bet we'll be hearing about this guy again in the near future, and that he's either hurt someone or seriously tried to.

    The cops shouldn't have left it at that - not when there was a child and a gun involved.

  • dontrisht2 Jul 27, 2012

    Really, no charges filed, wgat are they going to do when he actually uses the gun to kill her?? Don't think there is any reason at all to hold someone at gunpoint. I hope she is safe with him still being out and in no trouble. Praying or her and her little one.. Been in a domestic abuse situation in previous years and it is not a good feeling. Cannot see where police made the right decision

  • nollywoodvixen Jul 27, 2012

    Unbelievable!! Hopefully they are found safe and sound next time he pulls a gun.

  • bluecanary Jul 27, 2012

    How is it possible to not file charges against someone who abducted someone at gunpoint? And in domestic violence situations, now, the state files charges not the woman so it's not like she could have just refused and that would be the end of it. I guess they'll wait and charge him later, after he shoots her the next time. Ah, Fayetteville...

  • Obamacare Jul 27, 2012

    How can one put 'safe' and 'Fayetteville' in the same sentence?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 27, 2012

    Maybe he had a good reason but handled things the wrong way....


    Really...So honey when it happens to you(you never know)how about coming back here and telling us what happen and why you are so thrilled about it. I don't believe the lady in the story would want hear you. By all means please let us know when you get that pow wow!. Thanks.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 27, 2012

    This woman believe it or not will go back to this man. She really should stay away from him. But you know like I know about the DESPERATE WOMEN. They cannot seem to live without a man in their life. Sad, pitiful; but true.

  • Sick N Tired Jul 27, 2012

    I thought in NC all calls involving a gun and domestic violence landed someone in jail. Isn't domestic violenc an automatic 48 hour lockdown? Guess things have changed.

  • NCMom1 Jul 27, 2012

    There are 2 sides to every story. Maybe he had a good reason but handled things the wrong way....

  • cynda-ur-way Jul 27, 2012

    Why are there no charges. Am I reading this wrong. Leaving my child would of been a hard call, glad it worked out for everybody. Not so glad about the abductor though.