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Marshals nab kidnapping suspect who left trial

Posted February 12, 2011 12:39 p.m. EST

— U.S. marshals announced Friday that they have arrested a Greenville man who walked out of his trial on kidnapping, assault and drug-trafficking charges nearly a year ago.

Marshals said that Marlow Tremayne Bynum, 32, left the Pitt County Courthouse during a recess from his trial on May 12, 2010, and had been on the run every since.

He was finally arrested Wednesday on charges of failure to appear in court in both Pitt County and in Georgia. Marshals said it was the second time they had arrested him in two years.

In Pitt County, Bynum faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, assault on a child under age 12, two counts of assault on a female, trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to traffic in marijuana by possession, two counts of possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for a controlled substance, injury to real property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was wanted in Georgia for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Bynum was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $3,838,949.81 secured bond.

He had served about nine months in jail for a 1995 conviction for felony possession with intent to sell, according to state Department of Correction records.