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Woman: 'He's going to kill me'

Posted December 9, 2013

Terence Garner

— A Mount Olive man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend was arrested Sunday after police used the victim’s cell phone to track their location.

Goldsboro police charged Terence James Garner, 45, of the 100 block of Country Road, with second-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and domestic assault. He was also charged by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office with carrying a concealed weapon.

Police said the incident began about 12:30 a.m. when officers responded to an emergency call at a Kangaroo Express on New Hope Road. A store clerk told officers that a man and woman had been in the store, and the woman seemed very upset. As they were leaving, the woman whispered to a customer, “Call 911. He’s going to kill me.”

About 30 minutes later, Wayne County dispatch got a call from a woman who said she had been kidnapped and needed help. The caller was able to leave her line open, and dispatchers sent deputies to her tracked location.

Investigators said the woman was kidnapped at gunpoint from a residence on East Hope Road and threatened.

Garner was held without bond and was scheduled for a first court appearance Monday.


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  • tierneemalinadeveaux Dec 9, 2013

    "It's very hard for black women to find a good man with so many incarcerated..." LetsBeFair

    Black women do not necessarily have it any harder than any other ethnicity. If a black woman wants a good man, does he HAVE to be black?

  • jmrado47 Dec 9, 2013

    This crime should produce an automatic ten year sentence without any plea bargaining. If the individual had any previous violent crimes, then the penalty is a life sentence. This is a way to clean up this place.

  • LetsBeFair Dec 9, 2013

    sounds like he just couldn't let her go.

  • Jeff_W Dec 9, 2013

    You know, if they would just ban murders and kidnappings, this sort of thing would never happen. Oh that's right, it already is illegal ... I wonder how these things happen then?

  • scubagirl2 Dec 9, 2013

    Glad a worse outcome was thwarted this time. Hopefully he won't get another chance......but sadly they often do..

  • Pepe Silvia Dec 9, 2013

    "So why didn't the customer call 911 first?"
    Obamacare for one and all

    It doesn't say what the timeline in the store was, only that she whispered it to a customer as they were leaving and that the clerk is the one that called 911. Maybe the customer told the store clerk to call while they ran outside to try to see what car they got into/ what direction they headed. That is what I would have done.

  • North Carolina Cutie Dec 9, 2013

    I'm glad she was saved.

  • zile1porkey Dec 9, 2013

    Just for stat information professional people are killers as well look at the murder cases in the last 5 years in wake county. You can really never tell what a partner will do from dating them it's only when leaving them will the true personalty come to surface yes continue to educate our children.

  • cmama Dec 9, 2013

    "So why didn't the customer call 911 first?"

    Reading article she called as soon as she had the opportunity. She had told the store clerk then she was aboe to call. Not sure what you are referring to.

  • OGE Dec 9, 2013

    How dare they invade her privacy like that!!