WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Wilmington Police Department arrested a Leland man after he allegedly assaulted a woman and forced her into a vehicle at gunpoint.
Austin Jones, 22, was arrested and charged with first degree kidnapping, armed robbery, assault on a female, and assault by pointing a gun following an incident at the intersection of Front and Orange streets in Wilmington.
After being dropped off by an Uber, a female victim was assaulted and forced into her vehicle at gunpoint by a male, who then drove off into Brunswick County.
Law enforcement was able to locate the vehicle with both the male and female inside after a ping of the phone showed their location. The gun was also located in the vehicle.
Jones is currently being held without bond.
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