Woman safe, kidnapping suspect taken into custody in Wilkes County


Lauren Hall (left) is reportedly safe. Rosalino Durate-Cruz is in custody.

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WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — A man surrendered himself to police after allegedly kidnapping a woman in Wilkes County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Rosalino Duarte-Cruz, 37, was charged with second degree kidnapping and assault on a female after surrendering at 7:30 a.m. Friday

Lauren Hall was reported safe.

Officers responded to a disturbance Thursday morning involving a domestic situation.

Upon arrival, officers learned that Duarte-Cruz may have taken Hall away from the house against her will.

The two have had an ongoing relationship.

An incident report says Durate-Cruz was seen dragging Hall through the yard and to a car.

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