A Washington, DC man is in jail after police say he kidnapped and strangled his girlfriend.
Kinston police say it started late Sunday night when they say Diamtre Deeds forced his girlfriend to go back to Washington with him. Police say the victim, 20-year-old Elvira Williams, managed to escape at a Rocky Mount gas station by locking herself in a restroom.
Deeds was caught a few miles from the gas station by Rocky Mount police.
The 24-year-old man is charged with kidnapping and assault by strangulation.