3 Charged After Teens Held Hostage
Posted September 18, 2007 2:16 p.m. EDT
Updated September 18, 2007 4:55 p.m. EDT
Salemburg, N.C. — Three men have been charged with kidnapping and robbery after a group of teens was held hostage early Sunday, authorities said Tuesday.
Two armed men and an accomplice entered a house at 1185 N. Salemburg Highway at about 1 a.m. Sunday and ordered 10 teens inside to empty their pockets and lie on the floor, authorities said. The gunmen fired several shots inside the home, but no one was injured.
The teens were held at gunpoint for several hours, and one of the gunmen tried to force them to perform sexual acts upon each another, authorities said. The gunmen later fled.
One of the teens called authorities after the men left, and authorities were able to identify three suspects by late Sunday.
"The kids who were victims are very fortunate to be alive. I can't imagine the horror that was going through their minds. I'm just glad that we got these animals off the street, so that maybe the victims and their families can get some type of closure and feel a little safer," Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said in a statement.
Terrance O'Brian Parker, 20, of 111 Myrtle Road in Roseboro, was charged with 10 counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun and one count each of first-degree forcible sexual offense and injury to real property.
Wayne Bernard Fleming, 20, of 111 Myrtle Road in Roseboro, was charged with 10 counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun.
Orman Rashan Carroll, 21, of 267 Hanson Road in Clinton, was charged with 10 counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping.
All three were being held Tuesday in the Sampson County Detention Center. Parker's bond has been set at $800,000, Fleming's bond was set at $950,000 and bond for Carroll was set at $500,000.