Local News

Durham man faces domestic-violence, kidnapping charges

Posted November 24, 2010 1:26 p.m. EST
Updated November 24, 2010 2:11 p.m. EST

— A Durham man with a violent criminal history was arrested on assault and kidnapping charges early Wednesday afternoon by members of the U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force.

Durham police said that the charges against Randall Lee Bass, 27, of Colfax Street, stem from domestic violence incidents on Oct. 23 and Nov. 11.

Bass was charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and two counts each of second-degree kidnapping, habitual misdemeanor assault and assault on a female.

Bass has four previous convictions for habitual misdemeanor assault and one conviction for attempted assault on a female, according to state Department of Correction records. He was also convicted of second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in connection with the 2003 robbery of a convenience store on Cheek Road.

DOC records show that he served a little more than two years for the armed robbery conviction and about six months for the habitual misdemeanor assault convictions.