Last week, Lenoir City Police Department (LCPD) officers liberated an adult woman who was being held against her will inside an apartment complex in North Carolina.
LCPD Chief of Police Brent Phelps said in a public statement, “These situations are extremely disturbing when individuals blatantly violate someone’s rights as a human being for their own personal gain. This department will not stand for this type of activity in our community, and we will exhaust all resources to prosecute individuals who willingly victimize others in this manner.”
When police arrived on the scene to arrest Pringle, the female victim was still being held captive inside the apartment. Capt. Andy Wilson of the LCPD told WSOC, “This victim was being held against her will.”
State and local agencies are currently helping the unnamed victim recover from her traumatic experience.
“Removing her from that atmosphere, it was like a huge weight was lifted off her shoulders,” Wilson said. “It was a sigh of relief for her to be out of that environment.”
The LCPD asks that anyone with information pertaining to this or any other crime come forward. Contact Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300, or the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100.