Ad Spot

Uber driver charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting customer in North Carolina

An Uber driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a customer earlier this year, according to a North Carolina sheriff’s office.

A news release from the Wake County Sheriff’s Office says investigators have charged Muhammad Arslan Afzal with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree forcible sexual offense, indecent exposure and sexual battery.

According to investigators, the driver stopped his car on the shoulder of Interstate 540 near Knightdale early on May 9 and asked his passenger to move to the front seat to help him with his GPS.

The sheriff’s office says the driver assaulted the woman, then drove her to her destination before he fled the area. Warrants were secured on July 13 for Afzai’s arrest and, with help from the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, he was located and arrested.

Afzal is being jailed under a $250,000 secured bond. It’s not known if he has an attorney.

In Columbia, South Carolina, a man is on trial for kidnapping and killing a University of South Carolina student who was out with friends when she disappeared. Police have said the student got into a car she thought was an Uber ride. But instead, it was driven by the man now charged with her murder.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

North Carolina man sentenced to over 17 years in prison for stabbing detention center guard

Suspect in North Carolina shooting charged with murder after victim dies

News

Dare Tourism Board awards 10 grants for upcoming events

News

Late Senate leader Marc Basnight remembered by former colleagues

News

North Carolina man who claimed to have bomb at Capitol ruled competent for trial

News

Hatteras Island firefighters battle Wednesday evening blaze in Avon

Lifestyles

All kinds of fishing going on

Lifestyles

NC State Fair: Vaccinations encouraged, not required

Crime

North Carolina man found in street with gunshot wounds dies

Lifestyles

Outer Banks Community Foundation awards $29,000 in grants to five nonprofits

Business

Miles Daniels named to Currituck Chamber Board of Directors

News

Public comment open for project to repair the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, surrounding landscape

Crime

North Carolina man charged with child abuse after 4-year-old hospitalized with head injury

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing ammunition, firearms

Crime

State Court of Appeals panel upholds murder conviction of North Carolina man

News

Dare school board hears public comments questioning masks; Farrelly reports quarantine numbers are falling

Currituck

Currituck commissioners implore drivers to exercise caution in school zones

Crime

North Carolina man charged in fatal shooting of son-in-law

News

In Kill Devil Hills, $3 million street and drainage improvement project to begin in fall

News

Speed limits increased on NC 12; night driving in place at CHNS

Crime

Police: North Carolina man found shot to death in front yard

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine, firearm charges

Lifestyles

Dare CYP seeks community support for diaper drives

News

DMF schedules estuarine striped bass plan advisory committee workshop

News

North Carolina unemployment rate falls to 4.3% in August

Crime

North Carolina woman fatally shot, then hit by car