GREENSBORO, N.C.-- A Police officer in Greensboro may have foiled a kidnapping Monday night.
The officer tried to stop a car for a traffic violation around 10:30 p.m. on South Regional Road. The officer said the car pulled into a hotel parking lot and the driver and passenger jumped out and ran.
The officer was able to chase down the driver, a female, and question her. She told investigators that the male passenger who ran had kidnapped her after she offered him a ride to a gas station. She said as they got near the gas station, the man ordered her to keep driving and hit her in the face when she refused.
She said the suspect pulled a handgun and ordered her to keep driving. When the officer tried to pull them over, she said he told her to keep driving, but she pulled into the parking lot and stopped, jumped out of the car and ran off.
Police were able to find the suspect, Dmarrsaan Foster. They also found a gun inside the victim's vehicle.
After interviewing Foster, police charged him with First Degree Kidnapping and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Additional charges may be pending.
The victim received minor injuries from the assault. She told officers that she didn't know Foster, but offered him a ride as a courtesy.
Police did not say in the news release where the ride originated.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 336-373-1000.