CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A 19-year-old male victim reported that he was held captive in a home in north Charlotte for three days, according to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.
On Wednesday, June 20 a woman who lives in Highlander Ct. called police saying that the victim approached her car and told her he had just escaped from a kidnapping situation.
A woman claiming to be the person the victim approached shared the ordeal on the Nextdoor app. She said was beaten and had gashes to his head. She said the victim told her his captors believed he stole guns from them.
The victim called a family member to pick him up and he went to another location where police were able to interview him.
He told police that he'd gone to a friend’s house in the 8300 block of Highlander Court around 6:00 p.m. on June 17. While he was there, the suspects, Carnis Ferdinand Poindexter Jr., 18, Monazha Thompson, 18, Mikkaala Marina Lewis, 31 and Carnis Ferdinand Poindexter Sr., 52, began making accusations against him.
The victim says the suspects then tied him to a chair and assaulted him several times with items such as a machete and a baseball bat. He sustained minor injuries.
Police say he was able to free himself and escape from the residence on the morning of June 20, which is when he approached the neighbor and asked for help.
Following an investigation, officers determined Poindexter Jr., Poindexter Sr., Thompson and Lewis were the suspects in this case. They have all been arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, communicating threats, kidnapping, and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Poindexter Sr. was also charged with and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police say this is an ongoing investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.