29-year-old Donald Simpson of Todd Street N.W. in Lenoir was served bills of indictment by Hickory Police at about 5:40 p.m. yesterday (January 14) on two felony counts of first-degree kidnapping and single felony counts of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and first-degree burglary.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on November 19 of last year when Hickory Police responded to a home invasion and kidnapping at a residence on the 700 block of 7th Avenue Place S.W. The victim, a 26-year-old black female from Hickory, told Police that two black males entered the residence and restrained the victim and a juvenile. During the incident, another victim, a 37-year-old black male from Hickory, returned home and was forced by the suspects to go to a business on the 500 block of 1st Avenue S.E.
While at the 1st Avenue S.E. location, an altercation occurred. The 37-year-old male and another bystander were shot. The suspects fled the scene.
One victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released from Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. The second victim was transported to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.
Warrants for Simpson's arrest were issued on January 6. He was taken into custody yesterday at the Hickory Police Department. Simpson was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $60,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.