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Corrections Officer Faces Kidnapping Charges

Posted July 6, 2007 4:43 p.m. EDT
Updated July 6, 2007 5:08 p.m. EDT

— A Goldsboro corrections officer faces kidnapping charges after a confrontation with his ex-fiancee, said the Johnston County Sheriff's Office.

Stephen Mark Holt, 32, is charged with second-degree kidnapping and a felony assault, said deputies.

A confrontation developed when the alleged female victim, 31, went to Holt's home in Princeton Thursday night, officials said. She wanted to retrieve some personal items after the recent end to their engagement, according to sheriff's deputies.

The woman claimed that Holt knocked her down, choked her and held her against her will until she managed to escape.

The Goldsboro Department of Corrections said it is conducting a separate investigation of the incident. Holt has been assigned to administrative duty, corrections department officials said.

The Johnston County Sheriff's Office said Holt has been released on bond.