Man held against will over debt; police nab suspects
Three people from Davidson and Forsyth counties face criminal charges in an unusual abduction case in which a man was held for a reported unpaid debt until freed by police.
The abduction began in Davidson County and ended with arrest in the parking lot of a business in Winston-Salem Saturday afternoon, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.
Police say the victim was held and physically assaulted over an outstanding debt obligation. The victim, who wasn’t identified by authorities, contacted his father and said his captors wanted money before releasing him.
The abductors agreed to meet the father in the parking lot of the Planet Fitness on Peters Creek Parkway. The father was supposed to bring money to secure the release of his son.
But Winston-Salem police were at the scene, identified the suspects and victim and intervened. The victim was rescued while the suspects were arrested. The suspects offered no resistance, according to a police report.
The victim was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries from head trauma, according to police.
Jordan Caine, 23, of Lexington, Brandon Scott Lilly, 34, of Winston-Salem, and Mikayla Rhae McBride, 23, of Winston-Salem, were arrested around 2 p.m. Saturday. Lilly and Caine were each charged with felony restraint, while McBride was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony. Caine and McBride were also charged with drug possession, according to police. Pills and marijuana were seized at the scene, according to the police report.