The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a Catawba County man following an alleged assault and kidnapping.
35 year old Eric Daniel Barnes was arrested on July 20th on charges of felony assault by strangulation, felony 2nd degree kidnapping, and felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury. The deadly weapon was reported as a machete.
The female victim suffered significant injuries and received treatment at an area medical facility.
Barnes was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a secured bond of $250,000. He made an initial court appearance on July 24th.