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Fayetteville man charged with kidnapping, assaulting wife

Posted May 23, 2011 9:32 a.m. EDT

— Cumberland County authorities arrested a 22-year-old Fayetteville man and charged him with kidnapping and assaulting his wife on Sunday.

Jimmy Lee Proffitt II, of 1282 Tricia Drive, pointed a gun at his wife, forcibly removed her from their home and threatened to kill her following an argument, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened inside the home the couple shared with a 7-year-old child, authorities said.

Proffitt was charged with first-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by felon and assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present.

He was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond and was scheduled to make a first court appearance at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Detention Center Courtroom.