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Four people charged in disappearance of North Carolina man

February 2, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Four people charged in disappearance of North Carolina man

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Authorities have arrested four people in the disappearance of a North Carolina man who was last seen in Tennessee.

According to the Johnson City Press, 29-year-old Carlton Lamar Edmonson was reported missing Jan. 19 when his family received a call demanding a $700 ransom.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says investigators believe several people kidnapped Edmonson, before taking the victim to a remote area in the county and assaulted him.

The victim has yet to be found.

Leigh Katherine Littleton, James Combs, Michael May and Robert Littleton.

Last week, authorities charged a North Carolina couple, 31-year-old Robert Leroy Littleton III and 30-year-old Leigh Katherine Littleton, and 39-old Michael Stacey May was arrested Jan. 26th.

Another suspect, identified as 30-year-old James Combs was arrested Saturday.

Each face charges related to assault and kidnapping. A fifth person is expected to be charged.

It’s unclear if anyone charged has a lawyer.

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