Kidnapping & Shooting Suspect Arrested In Motel Raid

Law enforcement officials surrounded a motel in Kinston Friday and arrested a suspect in a kidnapping and shooting from earlier this week in Wayne County.

Kinston Police assisted Mt. Olive Police as they moved in on a room at the West Park Inn & Suites on Highway 70 in Kinston. WITN was there as law enforcement arrested 26-year-old Shontionne Darden. Darden was wanted for kidnapping, armed robbery and assault.

A home on Oliver Street in Mt. Olive was shot up Tuesday morning after neighbors told police they spotted a woman flagging down cars around 4:20 a.m. saying she had been kidnapped in Goldsboro.

Police say Darden was the one who shot at the house after the homeowners told him they had not seen the victim.

Officers say a few hours earlier, the kidnapping victim left work at a Goldsboro club and accepted a ride from Darden. Police say he let the woman out when she asked, but came back and forced her into the car at gunpoint. Police say the woman was able to escape and that's when she ran to the house that was hit by gunfire.

Two other people were taken into custody with Darden but were later released.


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  • by Sam on Aug 6, 2011 at 09:03 PM
    I'm glad they caught this guy. However, the girl should have thought better before getting in to the car. So if something happened to her, she would have been partially to blame, climbing in to a car with someone she did not know.
  • by Sam on Aug 6, 2011 at 09:03 PM
    I'm glad they caught this guy. However, the girl should have thought better before getting in to the car. So if something happened to her, she would have been partially to blame, climbing in to a car with someone she did not know.
  • by nicey Location: mt.olive on Aug 6, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    know you dont him or his childhood background ,yes he was wrong ..and what about her getting in a car with not 1 but 3 black guy WOW!!!!willingly...
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      by anon on Aug 7, 2011 at 04:30 AM in reply to nicey
      what does that have to do with him shooting into an occupied dwelling?? duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 7, 2011 at 07:10 AM in reply to anon
        you are right ,by no means should he had shoot into the home ,it just seems like noone has anything to say about her part and believe me she is not the innocent...the truth will come out...
  • by Jane Location: NC on Aug 5, 2011 at 09:12 PM
    Great job NC Law Enforcement. For protecting us from the bad people.
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      by mike on Aug 6, 2011 at 04:12 PM in reply to Jane
      jane u don even know him
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        by DA on Aug 6, 2011 at 06:15 PM in reply to mike
        Mike, Jane might not know him but according to NCDOC offender search this is not his first time assaulting a female. You know the old saying..if you lay down with dogs your going to get fleas. Maybe you should find better friends to associate with then you wouldnt have to defend them on public websites!
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