LUMBERTON — A 29-year-old Maxton man is being held at the Bladen County jail after kidnapping a Lumberton man at gunpoint and driving that man’s car on a two-county chase, according to Lumberton police’s Sgt. Harold Jackson.
The Robesonian has elected not to identify the Lumberton man who was kidnapped.
The victim, who is 50 years old, was getting out of his car at a grocery store at about 10 p.m. when Jamie Ray Cummings, of McC0llum Road, Maxton, approached him with a gun and forced the man into the passenger’s seat and drove away, Jackson said.
Cummings drove the vehicle around Lumberton before he was forced to stop at a checkpoint at the intersection of 10th Willow streets, where the victim was able to open the passenger’s door and place his feet on the ground, Jackson said. When police began to question Cummings, Cummings sped off, leaving the man he had kidnapped behind, Jackson said.
Lumberton police pursued Cummings into Bladen County, where they were assisted by Highway Patrol and Bladen County sheriff’s deputies, according to Jackson.
Cummings is charged with robbery, kidnapping, fleeing to elude arrest and DWI. He is being held at Bladen County jail on $500,000 bond.
Additional details were not available as the police report had not been completed.