ERWIN — An Erwin man is in the custody of Mitchell County, N.C. authorities following a Thursday hostage standoff in which the man allegedly held an Erwin woman hostage at a Mitchell County trailer park.
The standoff ended when the subject was shot by police, according to authorities.
According to a release from the Mitchell County Sheriff's Department, the department has taken out a warrant on John D. Hampton Jr., 32, Erwin, charging him with first-degree kidnapping. Other felony charges are pending, the release states.
At around 10:52 a.m., Capt. Rick Wiseman with the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office ran a tag on a vehicle that came back as stolen out of Erwin, the Mitchell County Sheriff's Department said.
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