Fourth suspect arrested in Davidson Co. assault, kidnapping
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A fourth person has been arrested after an assault and kidnapping on April 17 in Davidson County.
Police arrested three additional people earlier this week.
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 suspects 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.
David Author Baker Jr. was located at a friend’s residence on Wafford Road in Lexington and taken into custody on April 25.
Baker was charged with assault and battery and second degree kidnapping. He was served with warrants for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm, and was placed in jail under a $50,000 secured bond.
Story, Ramsey and Toolin were arrested earlier this week. All three will appear in court May 20.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-243-2400.