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Man Sought After Woman Kidnapped, Thrown From Vehicle


Police say they're searching for a man they say kidnapped his estranged girlfriend, and then threw her out of a vehicle.

Robert Etheridge of Henderson is wanted for first degree kidnapping, and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Police say on Friday around 9:40 p.m. they were called to a kidnapping at Mitchell Wooten Court. Witnesses say Etheridge drove away in his vehicle with Kannietta Smith dangling from the vehicle. Minutes later, police found Smith in the middle of Mewborn Avenue.

The woman told police that Etheridge held her in the vehicle against her will, drove to Mewborn Avenue where she was thrown from the vehicle. She was treated for her injuries at Lenoir Memorial Hospital.

Anyone with information on the location of Etheridge should call Kinston police at 252-939-3160.


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