D.C. man arrested in teen abduction

Published 10:36 am Wednesday, August 18, 2010

JACKSON — Northampton County Sheriff Wardie Vincent is asking parents to be vigilant after a 15-year-old was abducted from here.

According to Vincent, the teen was taken by a stranger last week from his home and returned three to four hours later. Meanwhile, a man from Washington D.C. has been arrested and charged for the abduction.

Vincent said on August 10, the 15-year-old was out in front of his home with his brother when a vehicle drove up. The person in the vehicle engaged the teenager in a conversation.

“The young man got into the car and it drove off,” said Vincent.

The sheriff said the mother reported her son missing and his office responded and searched for the teen, but to no avail.

“Approximately three to four hours later the young man was dropped off down the street from the home,” said Vincent.

Northampton County Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Brenda Burnette investigated the case and was able to arrest Raymond “Boss” McFadden for the crime on August 12.

McFadden, 54, of 5826 Colorado Ave., Washington D.C., was charged with one count of abduction of a child, one count of disseminating obscene materials to a minor and felony disseminating obscenity.

Vincent said McFadden allegedly showed the teen pornographic materials at an undetermined location.

McFadden was placed in the Northampton County Jail on a $100,000 bond, which was increased to $130,000 secured following his first appearance in district court on Monday.

Vincent said there may be more pending charges against McFadden.

“My concern is he (McFadden) may have been around and may have come into contact with other young people,” he said.

The sheriff said what is even more disturbing about this incident is that the suspect allegedly told the teenager he was a basketball scout and convinced the young man he wanted to take him some place to play the sport.

“I want to reiterate to parents, especially with school starting back again, to make sure they keep a close eye on their children’s moves and who they associate with,” he said.

Vincent urged those with more information to contact the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 534-2611 or the Northampton County Crime Stoppers Line at (252) 534-1110.