Reidsville man accused of kidnapping estranged wife


James Robert Piech

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REIDSVILLE — A Reidsville man has been charged after police say he kidnapped his estranged wife.

James Robert Piech, 35, of 214 Liberty Road, is charged with felonious first degree kidnapping, felonious first degree burglary and felonious violation of a court protective order.

Deputies say Piech broke into his estranged wife’s house and forced her outside early Thursday morning, according to the release. Piech tried to force her into a neighboring home but she got away and called 911 at another neighbor’s home.

Deputies found Piech at a home on Gibbs Road in Reidsville at about 7 a.m. Friday.

Piech is currently receiving treatment at Annie Penn Hospital for minor injuries sustained while he was chasing his estranged wife.

He is scheduled to appear in court on July 8.

No bail information was available.

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