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Drug deal gone wrong leads to kidnapping charges

 

JENNA-LEY HARRISON

Staff Writer

 

Deputies have arrested three Catawba County teens and a fourth individual connected to a northern Lincoln County drug deal and kidnapping Thursday night, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Taryn Suzzette Parrish, 18, and Bradley Ryan Good, 20, both of 2423 South N.C. 16 in Newton, along with Darren Curtis Parrish, 16, of 5124 Swinging Bridge Road in Conover, were arrested Friday.

Deputies said they charged Dillon Shane Uzzell, 17, of 3121 Springlake Drive in Newton, on Thursday.

According to an agency press release, two groups of teens, one of which included a 14-year-old juvenile, setup a drug buy for marijuana on Tripple H Lane on the county’s northern end.

One of the groups showed up to the incident in an SUV, deputies said.

During the buy, one of the individuals grabbed marijuana from the SUV before paying for it and fled the scene.

The remaining teens forced the juvenile inside the vehicle and drove off, the release said.

The juvenile, whom deputies said suffered multiple injuries including a bloody nose, bumps on his head and cigarette burns on his body, was released from the vehicle a short time later near Oliver’s Crossroads and East Maiden Road, where officers picked him up and returned him to his residence.

At the time, the victim could only identify Uzzell as being allegedly involved in the kidnapping, the release said.

All four suspects have been charged with one felony count of first-degree kidnapping and one misdemeanor count of assault inflicting serious injury.

Uzzell has since been released from the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on a $41,000 bond while the three other individuals each remain under a $40,000 bond.

 

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