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Man wanted on rape, kidnapping, other charges found, arrested

Posted December 6, 2019 9:51 p.m. EST
Updated December 7, 2019 12:28 a.m. EST

Santez Montreal McDougald (Harnett County Sheriff's Office photo)

— The Harnett County Sheriff's Office has a man in custody who was wanted on rape, kidnapping and other charges.

Police said they found Santez Montreal McDougald, 20, hiding in a residence on Carson Gregory Road in Coats. On Friday, he was found and taken into custody. He remains in the Harnett County Detention facility under no bond.

Officials said on Dec. 4, around 7:30 a.m., they received a call in reference to an assault in the vicinity of Ray Road in Spring Lake. Detectives located the vehicle that was believed to have been driven by the suspect.

A 23-year-old woman who officials said was in a prior relationship with McDougald was kidnapped from her yard and assaulted by McDougald. Police also believe the victim was transported and assaulted in multiple unknown location.

He was wanted on charges of first degree forcible rape, first degree forcible sex offense, first degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

His first court date is Monday, Dec. 9.

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