Rural Hall man arrested for kidnapping juvenile in Stokes Co.

Steven Martin Haynes Jr.

Steven Martin Haynes Jr.

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Police have arrested a man in connection with a kidnapping that occurred early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred in the Westfield area and involved a juvenile victim.

During the kidnapping, police say the victim was taken through several North Carolina counties.

Following an investigation, police arrested Steven Martin Haynes Jr., 18, of Rural Hall. He was charged with kidnapping, felonious restraint, assault by pointing a gun and assault on a female.

Haynes was placed under a $150,000 secured bond.

The Stokes County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted in the investigation by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the National Park Service.