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Fayetteville man accused of holding ex-girlfriend hostage

Posted October 17, 2011 5:30 p.m. EDT
Updated October 18, 2011 11:07 a.m. EDT

— Authorities in Fayetteville have arrested a man and accused him of holding his ex-girlfriend against her will for five days.

Christopher James Woodson, 22, was arrested and charged Monday morning with malicious assault in secret, felony breaking and entering, felonious restraint and misdemeanor charges including assault on a female and communicating threats.

Police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said Woodson is accused of breaking into the victim's home last Tuesday. MacRoberts said the woman managed to get away on Sunday.

Woodson was being held without bail because of the assault charge. There was no immediate word on whether Woodson had an attorney.