WEB: Kidnapping, Assault Charges Filed
Southern Pines police arrested two men in connection with the assault of a woman Sunday night that led to the evacuation of some apartments.
The Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiation Team both responded the 100 block of Coats Street in the Brookside Park apartments near the Morganton Road Sports Complex after receiving a report about a woman screaming. Officers surrounded an apartment and contacted the woman.
The investigation determined that there was potentially a weapon involved and that children may have been in the residence, along with one or two men, according to a police report.
Officers secured the area and evacuated several other apartments. Police were able to remove the woman and her children from the home at about 1 a.m. Paramedics took her to First Health Moore Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening. Police would not released her name Monday.
A short time later, officers apprehended Michael Keith Johnson, 22, of Sanford, and charged him with resisting arrest. He was jailed with a $5,000 secured bond.
Officers secured the six apartments of the building and allowed residents to return. Police left the scene at about 9:30 a.m. Monday.
The second suspect, who Chief John Letteney called the "primary" suspect, was identified as Bobby Markees McBride, 22, of Sanford. Police said that he may have left the residence before they arrived or sometime during the night.
He was taken into custody at Timberland Apartments off Murray Hill Road at about 12:30 p.m. Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious injury with a minor present, first-degree kidnapping, attempted first-degree sex offense, assault on a child under 12 and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Officers said that the sexual charge comes from an allegation made by the victim and wouldn't release any other details.
Additionally, the Sanford Police Department and the N.C. Department of Corrections wanted McBride on warrants for assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and a probation violation for robbery. He was jailed with no bond.
Officers from the Aberdeen and Pinehurst police departments and deputies from the Moore County Sheriff's Office assisted.
Anyone with additional information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Southern Pines Police Department Investigation Division.
Contact Matthew Moriarty at 693-2479 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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