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Man Indicted on Federal Kidnapping Charges in Gurdon Woman's Death Case
EL DORADO, AR - A man jailed in a 2013 kidnapping case that led to the death of a Gurdon woman in North Carolina has been arraigned in Federal Court.
Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Kevin Bolton, 38, appeared today in United States Magistrate Court. Bolton will remain in custody pending trial.
"We remain dedicated to prosecuting violent crime that occurs anywhere in the Western District of Arkansas. These crimes threaten our communities, and our job is to work together to hold those who commit these crimes accountable. I appreciate all of the hard work by Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson and Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Blake Batson in cooperating to see that justice is done in this case," says Eldridge.
On Jan. 29, a Federal Grand Jury issued an indictment against Bolton charging one count of kidnapping resulting in death. The statutory penalty for the offense is life imprisonment or death.
Cassandra Carter, 20, died March 20 in North Carolina, one week after her mother had reported her missing and said she was last seen with Bolton. Officials say er body was found in the trunk of a stolen car which Bolton was driving.