Man charged with kidnapping and assault by strangulation


GOLDSBORO, Wayne County - The Goldsboro Police Department responded to 3426 Wayne Memorial Drive on Friday.

A female had been kidnapped and taken to the area by Edward Brown. She was able to run from the vehicle. Brown chased her to a gas station and assaulted her, according to a news released sent out by the Goldsboro Police Department.

Upon further investigation it was determined that the female had been forced into a vehicle by Brown while at Tanglewood Trailer Park.

Police say Brown drove the female to Walmart located at 144 Tommy's Rd. The female ran from the vehicle and fled to the gas station. Brown followed her and assaulted her by choking her and throwing her on the ground. A witness reportedly saw everything unflod. At this time Brown fled back to the vehicle and left the area.

Brown came to the magistrate's office voluntarily. He was charged with violating a domestic violence protection order. On 03/18/17 a warrant was secured on Mr. Brown for 1st degree kidnapping and assault by strangulation.

The warrant was served by Goldsboro Police Department "D" Shift at the Wayne County Detention Center. Brown was given a $250,000.00 bond.