Lexington man charged with kidnapping, hitting woman in face with rifle

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Correction: An earlier version of this report incorrectly stated the age of the alleged victim; the report has been corrected. We apologize for the error.

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — A Lexington man has been charged with kidnapping a woman and hitting her in the face with a rifle.

Larry David Roach, 47, of Lexington, faces charges of kidnapping, pointing a weapon and assaulting a female.

Roach was arrested Wednesday by the Davidson County Sheriff’s office, arraigned Friday by Davidson County Magistrate Jason Cheek and released on a $125,000 bond.

Davidson County Sheriff’s Deputy S. Adams investigated, and the arrest warrant stated that Roach kidnapped and restrained Breannan Alexander, 27, of 202 Starlight Drive in Lexington without her consent and began terrorizing her.

The original arrest warrant listed Alexander being 16 years of age. Davidson County Sheriff’s Capt. M. Burns said the age error was made in the magistrate’s office, and the change did not affect the charges against Roach. Attempts to reach the magistrate’s office by phone were unsuccessful.

The warrant says Roach pointed a rifle, described as a Stevens Model 62.22, at the woman and then struck her in the face with the rifle’s barrel.

The warrant didn’t offer any insight about where the alleged crime might have happened or provide any details about how the two might have known each other or how long the woman was detained by the accused.

Kidnapping in North Carolina is a Class C felony, and pointing the gun is a Class A1 misdemeanor.

The third charge of assault on a female is a misdemeanor described as “a simple assault upon a female by an adult male.” The statute says that “assault on a female does not require committing a battery upon the female.”

Roach is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Jan. 21 in Davidson County District Court.

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