North Carolina Symphony Trombonist Robbed and Kidnapped

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North Carolina Symphony trombonist Dwight Marshall Robinette, 55, was assaulted and then kidnapped on December 11, reports the Raleigh News and Observer.

William Tremaine Bobbitt, 26 and from Raleigh, has been arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. Laura Lee LaFountain, 36, and Amina Reed, 20, also of Raleigh, have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to the paper.

Police allege that the suspects forced Robinette out of his home on the morning of December 11; the trombonist then allegedly drove Bobbitt to an automated teller machine and was robbed, according to the News and Observer.

Robinette alleged that one of the women knocked at his door about 9 a.m. saying her car had broken down and asking to use his phone. Robinette said that he became suspicious, but when he tried to close the door, a man entered and held a knife to his throat. Robinette then volunteered to drive the man to an ATM to get cash. He allegedly gave the suspect $200 and dropped him off at a car wash, where the accused allegedly got into a gray Mercury. Robinette tried to follow, but wasn't able to keep up.

The musician says that Bobbitt had done yard work for him in the past.

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