Nurse at North Carolina hospital charged with kidnapping


A nurse was arrested Aug. 16 at WakeMed Health & Hospitals' campus in Raleigh, N.C., on kidnapping and sex offense charges, reports local TV station ABC11.

James Webb, who was employed as a nurse at WakeMed, was arrested at a parking deck at the hospital. An arrest warrant issued Aug. 15 states Mr. Webb kidnapped a woman and "unlawfully restrained the victim, without the consent of the victim, and for the purpose of terrorizing … and maintaining sexual servitude," according to WRAL.

A second warrant was issued Aug. 16. It states that Mr. Webb carried a Smith and Wesson SW380 gun onto WakeMed's campus, according to WRAL. It is unclear if the kidnapping and sex offense charges were related to the weapons charge.

Regarding Mr. Webb's arrest, WakeMed released the following statement to ABC 11:

"We take the safety and well-being of our staff, patients, volunteers and visitors very seriously and have numerous safety and security measures in place to ensure we are delivering on this commitment. We are continuously evaluating and improving the security of our facilities. In addition to our internal resources, we also engage external experts to assess each of our campuses and make recommendations for continuous improvement.

"In this particular situation, Wilson Police Department made our Campus Police and Public Safety office aware of the charges against Mr. Webb, and we worked closely with them to make the arrest. The arrest was made without incident upon Webb's arrival in a parking deck."

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