Man charged with kidnapping & choking woman

GOLDSBORO, NC (WITN) - A Goldsboro man is accused of kidnapping and choking a woman on Friday.

Edward Brown is charged with first degree kidnapping and assault by strangulation.

Police say they were called Friday to a convenience store at Wayne Memorial Drive and Tommy's Road.

The woman said she was forced into a vehicle by the man at Tanglewood Trailer Park and he drove her to a Walmart on Tommy's Road. The victim was able to run from the vehicle and to the convenience store.

Police say Brown followed, choking her and throwing the woman on the ground. A witness saw what was happening and pulled into the store, and police say that's when Brown got back into the vehicle and left.

The 26-year-old Brown turned himself in at the magistrate's office on Friday where he was charged with violating a domestic violence protection order. The next day police arrested him on the other charges and he was jailed on a $250,000 bond.