Man charged with kidnapping wife

Jimmy Lee Proffitt II

May 23, 2011 6:29:51 AM PDT
Authorities in Cumberland County have charged a Fayetteville man with allegedly assaulting and kidnapping his wife.Investigators say on Sunday 22-year-old Jimmy Lee Proffitt II forcibly removed his wife, Heather Proffitt, from their home - which the pair shares with a 7-year-old - at gunpoint.

They say Proffitt pointed the gun at his wife and threatened to kill her after an argument. No one was hurt.

Proffitt is charged with first-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by felon and assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present.

He is currently being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond. Proffitt will make a first court appearance Monday afternoon.

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