Woodland man faces multiple charges

Published 9:37 am Monday, August 14, 2017

JACKSON – A Woodland man is behind bars here, held on a $700,000 secured bond, following his recent arrest on multiple charges, to include assault and kidnapping.

Dadrae Gaskins, age 25, who listed his residence on Indian Trail, was arrested Aug. 4 by the Conway Police Department on outstanding warrants for first degree burglary, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon serious injury, two counts of first degree kidnapping, second degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, assault inflict serious bodily injury with a minor present, three counts of assault by pointing a gun, possession of firearm by a felon, two counts of injury to personal property, felony larceny, and injury to real property.

This arrest was the result of an investigation by Northampton County Sheriff’s Captain Patrick Jacobs for a home invasion that occurred on July 25 on Griffintown Road near Potecasi. There, numerous items were stolen and several subjects assaulted.

Capt. Jacobs said the kidnapping charges against Gaskins were due to him allegedly holding victims against their will inside the Griffintown Road residence.

He added that the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

Meanwhile, Gaskins is scheduled to make a court appearance on Aug. 24.

“The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office takes all cases of this magnitude very serious and will go as far as we need to go to apprehend the individuals responsible for the crimes to justice,” stated Sheriff Jack Smith.

Anyone with additional information on incident are encouraged to contact the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers Line at 252-534-1110.

In an unrelated case, the Northampton Co. Sheriff’s Office is looking for the whereabouts of Jamal Johnson in reference outstanding warrants for two counts of felony worthless check and obtaining property by false pretense.

This was the result of an investigation by NCSO Sgt. Alan Roye where worthless checks were written to a business in excess of $4,000 during the month of April 2017.

Anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the Northampton Co. Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers Line at 252-534-1110.