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Police: Suspected kidnapping was domestic dispute

Posted May 19, 2009 1:32 p.m. EDT
Updated May 19, 2009 6:05 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police said Tuesday afternoon that a suspected kidnapping reported earlier in the day was a domestic dispute.

Spokesman Jim Sughrue said witnesses reported seeing two men forcing a woman into a gray sedan in the 400 block of Culpepper Lane around 11:45 a.m.

The woman, Melanie Rhodes, 18, was located Tuesday afternoon, Sughrue said. She was not seriously injured.

Police arrested Joel Stephan Arrington, 19, whose address was not immediately available, on charges of felonious restraint and assault with a deadly weapon.