Kidnapping suspect now facing drug charges

Published 11:43 am Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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A Mocksville man accused of kidnapping now faces narcotics charges.

Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman reports that on Oct. 17, deputies responded to 183 Calvin Lane due to reports of a female being held against her will at the residence. When officers arrived they spoke to the victim and Victor Eduardo Gutierrez Garcia, 24.

After observing obvious signs of an assault, Garcia was detained.

During the course of the investigation officers developed enough probable cause to apply for a search warrant in reference to narcotics violations taking place at the residence, Hartman said.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and vehicles on the property. The officers requested assistance from the Davie County Rescue Squad to gain entry into a safe inside the residence after Garcia became uncooperative.

During the search officers seized a trafficking amount of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, six firearms, ammunition, magazines, plastic baggies, scales, pipes, razor blades, and metal grinders.

Garcia was arrested and for first degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female, communicating threats, trafficking by possession of heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession of heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, felony maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana (greater than ½ oz but less than 1.5 oz), possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia (non-marijuana). Garcia was taken into custody in lieu of a $250,000 bond. A first appearance hearing is scheduled for Oct. 22 in Davie District Court.