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Raleigh man accused in kidnapping, attempted rape

Posted August 14, 2010 10:11 a.m. EDT
Updated August 14, 2010 10:19 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man twice convicted of kidnapping faces fresh charges that he kidnapped and tried to rape a woman Saturday and assaulted another woman in May, according to arrest warrants.

Donte Ramone Price, 32, of 528 Still St., was charged Saturday with kidnapping, attempted second-degree rape, assault on a female, interfering with emergency communications, communicating threats, resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer and driving with revoked license.

The warrants state that early Saturday, Price confined and restrained a woman and moved her from one place to another against her will. He attempted to have sex with the woman "by force and against the victim's will," according to the warrants. She was released in an unsafe place.

In the May 3 incident, Price is accused of putting his hands on the victim's neck and trying to choke her five times. A warrant states that he twice grabbed the woman by her hair and dragged her around.

The warrant quotes Price as saying "I'll kill you" and threatening to have his nieces beat up the victim.

In 2008, Price completed a two-year prison sentence for second-degree kidnapping, assault of a female and felonious restraint convictions, according to state Department of Correction records. The crimes happened in Wake County on March 31, 2006.

DOC records show that he was also convicted of second-degree kidnapping and felony breaking-and-entering in connection with an Oct. 4, 2002, incident in Wake County. He served six weeks in jail for the breaking-and-entering conviction and was sentenced to probation for the kidnapping conviction.

Price was being held in the Wake County jail Saturday under a $159,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.