North Carolina man kidnapped three of his former co-workers, shoots and injures one of the hostages multiple times, on Mar 27
Gardening worker Brendan Withers is charged with attempted murder and kidnapping
Withers, 25, is accused of abducting three former co-workers and shooting one of them multiple times
Withers was arrested after 12-hour search at a hospital, was he was being treated for injuries Saturday
Withers who is in the middle of a ‘messy domestic breakup’ with his partner claims he carried out the kidnapping plot after the victims texted him nude photos of his estranged wife
The father-of-one who’s currently in the process of separating with his wife said: ‘You don’t mess with a man’s wife. Me and my wife are about to separate and I just lost it’
He was arrested Friday while treating an injured shoulder and a fractured arm
He’s been charged with three counts first-degree kidnapping, one count attempted murder and held on bond of $400,000
Withers faces up to 44 years in prison, if convicted
Kidnapping suspect Brendan Withers, [photos left and right], claims he kidnapped three people and shot one of them after they texted him nude photos of his estranged wife.
A North Carolina man has been arrested in connection to a hair-brained kidnapping plot, in which officials say he abducted three of his former co-workers and shot one of them multiple times.
When reporters on Monday asked Brendan Withers, 25, to reveal the motive behind his actions, the handcuffed and visibly injured suspect said he did it because the victims texted him nude photos of his wife.
‘You don’t mess with a man’s wife. Me and my wife are about to separate and I just lost it,’ he told WBTV.
Withers [photo] is seen making his first court appearance on Monday, April 30. He is facing up to 44 years in prison, if convicted
Withers was arrested at a North Carolina hospital on Saturday as he was getting treatment for multiple injuries.
According to a statement from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, the case began unfolding just after 9pm on Friday, March 27, when deputies and first responders received reports of a fight in progress and shots fired in Sawmills.
Responding officers located a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wound and had him airlifted to a trauma center for treatment.
Witnesses in the area told deputies that the suspected shooter was a white male wearing a dark-colored hoodie, and that he was last seen running into a wooded area.
Further investigation revealed that three people were kidnapped from a lawn care business in Hickory, forced into a van, had their arms and legs restrained with duct tape and taken to Caldwell County, where two of them were able to flee unharmed and the third was shot.
Withers was arrested at a North Carolina hospital on Saturday as he was getting treatment for multiple injuries
Withers said he regrets ‘every bit of it,’ explained that he ‘just lost it’ after seeing nude photos of his estranged wife. He was arrested Friday while receiving treating for an injured shoulder and a fractured arm
The suspect was arrested on three counts of first-degree kidnapping, and one count of attempted murder. He is being held in the Caldwell County Jail on bond totaling $400,000.
During his first court appearance on Monday, a judge told Withers he could be looking at up to 44 years in prison, if convicted of all the charges against him, even as hescreamed that he loves his wife and his child. Withers is due back in court on May 21.
On his way back to jail, a crestfallen Withers told WSOC-TV reporters: ‘I regret every bit of it. I wasn’t in my right state of mind.’
According to his Facebook page, Withers got married in August 2017 and has a young son.
The suspect failed to say the reason the kidnapping occurred is because he went to the business with this face covered demand their wallets. The employees recognized him therefore the kidnapping.
Here is a list of the charges on Mr Withers, before you jump on the poor guy wagon. The incident was not about his wife or photos. One of the victims had never even met Mr. Withers or his wife!
Murder (first Degree Attempt) / CCSO / PRET / 18CR051221 / / ACTI / SECU
Kidnapping First Degree / CCSO / PRET / 18CRS1759 / $250,000 / ACTI / SECU
Discharge Firearm Into Occupied Property / CCSO / PRET / 18CRS1762 / / ACTI / SECU
Robbery Armed With Dangerous Weapon / CCSO / PRET / 18CRS1968 / / ACTI / CR
Robbery Armed With Dangerous Weapon / CCSO / PRET / 19CRS186 / $100,000 / ACTI / SECU
Possess Firearm By Convicted Felon / LPD / PRET / 19CRS000494 / / ACTI / CR
Robbery Armed With Dangerous Weapon / CCSO / PRET / 19CRS857 / / ACTI / CR
Robbery Armed With Dangerous Weapon / CCSO / PRET / 19CRS858 / / ACTI / CR
Kidnapping First Degree / CCSO / PRET / 18CRS1760 / / ACTI / SECU
Kidnapping First Degree / CCSO / PRET / 18CRS1761 / / ACTI / SECU
This was not his first encounter with law enforcement.