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Raleigh man accused of kidnapping, assaulting woman with knife

Posted August 6, 2010 11:49 a.m. EDT
Updated August 6, 2010 12:03 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man was charged Thursday with trying to kill a woman with a kitchen knife at an apartment complex on Crest Road.

Robert Daniel Cummings, 55, of 1407 Crest Road, Apt. 89, is accused of kidnapping Mozella Ann Bass, assaulting her with a kitchen knife, confining her "with the purpose of doing serious bodily injury ... and terrorizing" her, according to the arrest warrant.

Bass was seriously injured, police said.

An officer responded to the apartment complex on Thursday after the woman's friends said they had trouble contacting her. The officer saw a blood trail from Bass' door to Cummings' door, according to the warrant. 

The officer found Cummings asleep inside his apartment. He woke up, told the officer the blood belonged to Bass and said he wasn't sure where she was, according to the warrant. The officer went into Bass' apartment and found her bleeding, according to the warrant.

Cummings is charged with first-degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury.