A Surry County man was being held under a $158,000 secured bond Monday for the alleged kidnapping of a 17-year-old female with whom he had been in a relationship.
In addition to second-degree kidnapping, Timothy Scott Brown Jr., 24, of 1632 Siloam Road, Mount Airy, has been charged by city police with first-degree burglary and assault on a female.
The charges stem from an alleged incident in the early morning hours of May 21 at the Knights Inn motel on North Andy Griffith Parkway in Mount Airy, where the girl had been staying.
“He (Brown) broke into the room and assaulted her and took her against her will,” Detective Brad Quesinberry of the Mount Airy Police Department said Monday.
“They had previously been in a relationship,” Quesinberry said, explaining that the alleged victim’s identity was not being released because she is underage.
That relationship apparently soured, leading to a 50B domestic-violence protective order being issued on behalf of the girl.
“She basically was trying to stay hidden from him,” the detective added.
After forcibly entering the room at Knights Inn and taking the girl, Brown allegedly kept the victim against her will for about 15 hours.
“She was able to get away from him,” Quesinberry said, but did not elaborate.
The minor was not sexually assaulted but did suffer minor injuries in the incident, he said.
After the case was reported to Mount Airy police and an investigation was launched, warrants for the kidnapping and other charges were issued for Brown soon after.
However, he remained at large until arrested one night recently at a location in the Flat Rock area, Quesinberry said Monday.
“The sheriff’s office is the one that actually picked him up,” the detective said, which occurred after law enforcement agencies in surrounding jurisdictions were alerted that Brown was wanted. Quesinberry did not know how the Surry County Sheriff’s Office learned of his whereabouts.
Since his arrest, Brown has been incarcerated in the Surry County Jail under the large bond, and is scheduled to appear in District Court on June 19.
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