Father, son arrested in Newton Grove kidnapping

By Chris Berendt - cberendt@civitasmedia.com



A father and son are behind bars following the reported kidnapping of the elder’s ex-spouse, who is the son’s mother, according to Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities.

Sergio Hernandez Vasquez, 41, and Rigoberto Calixto Juan, 22, both of 175 Oakland Church Road, Goldsboro, were charged with first-degree kidnapping and placed under secured bonds of $200,000 apiece in connection with the alleged kidnapping of the woman Friday night.

They were served the charges at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Saturday morning, issued bond and placed in the Sampson County Detention Center on the single felony count.

According to reports from sheriff’s authorities, the incident occurred at 9 Ivy Lane, Newton Grove, shortly before midnight Friday. A 40-year-old female victim Margarito Juan Munoz of the Ivy Lane address, said in reports to be the ex-spouse of alleged offender Vasquez, sustained minor injuries as a result of the alleged kidnapping. Juan is the female victim’s son.

“It appears the female victim was assaulted and forced into a vehicle with the male suspect and then she was driven to Wayne County where the vehicle was located by law enforcement and stopped,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said Monday.

Smith said the suspects were arrested without incident and the injuries Munoz received were “non-life threatening.” He said the domestic-related investigation is ongoing.

Munoz was one of three victims in a vehicle break-in on Timothy Road Friday, a day before the alleged kidnapping. In that incident, according to reports, her cell phone and a gold necklace were taken. A cell phone and cash were taken from the other victims.

She is listed as Margarito Juan in that report, with her address being listed as the Oakland Church Road, Goldsboro, address of the two men.

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By Chris Berendt




Reach staff writer Chris Berendt at 910-249-4616. Follow the paper on twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.

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