Ahoskie Man Abducted; Police Searching For Answers

An Ahoskie man has been abducted and authorities in northeastern North Carolina are trying to find out why someone would kidnap him.

Officers say just before 6:00 a.m. their 911 received a call of an abduction of Donald Bradley Smithwick at 420 North Colony Avenue. Authorities tell WITN News that when officers arrived they found a large amount of blood at the scene.

Ahoskie police say the victim has not been found and they are following several extremely important leads. This morning authorities tell us they were looking for a gun metal blue pickup truck in connection with the abduction.

Ahoskie police say the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, the U.S. Marshals Office along with neighboring agencies have been assisting with this case.

Late this afternoon Ahoskie police said they were interviewing a person of interest in the case.


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  • by Diane Location: Woodstown, New Jersey on Oct 10, 2007 at 07:25 AM
    Sindi, My heart is broken for you, the kids, and all of Brad's and your families. You are still in and have been in my constant prayers. Right now, I am not allowed to travel, but if there is anything I can do for you, please e-mail or call me. Uncle Mark and I love you very much, Aunt Diane
  • by Sister Location: NY on Oct 9, 2007 at 08:01 PM
    To Lee in Lynchburg,,,,, I said that those in jail have left behind victims in their children, parents, and siblings. They themselves must pay for what they have alledgedly done which seems henious, but their loved ones must also suffer the pain of what their family member has done....a pain we have never had to deal with, besides the pain that that little boy and girl have lost their mom and dad!!!That is the true tragedy!!!!
  • by Dennis Location: NJ on Oct 9, 2007 at 06:30 PM
    Praying for the Smithwick's family and that the Lord would surround you and comfort you and hold you close. For repentance from those that did this and God's mercy on their souls.
  • by RC Location: Roper on Oct 8, 2007 at 10:43 AM
    Channel 7 is still not up to date.
    Editor's note: You are reading the original story posted on Thursday. We have posted other stories on this abduction. Thanks.
  • by Paula and Perry Location: Colerain on Oct 8, 2007 at 05:25 AM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Brad, Connie, Don, Ben and family, the wife and children. We pray for a safe return home.
  • by Holler Family Location: Edenton on Oct 7, 2007 at 08:44 PM
    To the kids: Our prayers are with you, from all of your friends and classmates in Edenton.
  • by The Dilday's Location: Aulander on Oct 7, 2007 at 02:51 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Smithwick Family.May he return home safe and sound...
  • by Harry and Darlene Castellow Location: Williamston on Oct 7, 2007 at 11:58 AM
    Connie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are praying for your son's safe return home to all of his loved ones. May God be with you all.
  • by Billie Jo Cooper Location: Jamesville on Oct 7, 2007 at 11:15 AM
    Duck,Connie I'm praying for you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you! I Hope for a safe return.
  • by Lee Location: Lynchburg on Oct 6, 2007 at 05:26 PM
    My whole church is praying for Brads safe return to Sindi and his kids. In response to Sister the people that are jail are NOT victims of this crime. If guilty they are the cause of this CRIME and all of this suffering and if they know anything for there souls sake I pray the tell it. Tonight those kids have no father or mother.
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