DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Police have arrested three people and are seeking a fourth in connection with assault and kidnapping.
Officers say a man identified as Phillip Henry Terry came to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office on April 17 and said he had been assaulted, kidnapped and held against his will.
After further investigation, deputies discovered that Terry was assaulted by four individual and had been cut several times with a kitchen knife in the early morning hours of April 16.
The incident happened at a residence in the 2700 block of Swicegood Road in Linwood.
After the assault, Terry was told he was not allowed to leave the suspects’ sight until his wounds had healed.
The suspects transported Terry to another residence in the 100 block of Lambert Road in Lexington, where he was again threatened and told he had to stay with the suspects.
On the evening of April 17, one of the suspects transported Terry to the hospital where he received treatment for non-life threatening injuries. Sometime after that he was able to get away from the suspect and get to police.
Officers were able to identify the suspects as Hayley Marie Story, 17, of Linwood; Brandy Louise Ramsey, 32, of Linwood; David Arthur Baker Jr., 24, of Lexington; and Jonathan Patrick Toolin, 21, of Lexington.
Story was arrested April 18 and charged with assault and battery. She was confined in the Davidson County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond.
Ramsey was arrested April 20 and charged with assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon and second degree kidnapping. She was confined in the Davidson County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.
Toolin was arrested April 21 and charged with assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon and second degree kidnapping. He was confined in the Davidson County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.
All three are due in court May 20.
At this time, deputies have been unable to locate Baker.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-243-2400.