Kannapolis man gets nine years prison for kidnapping

Kannapolis man gets nine years prison for kidnapping

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A Kannapolis man will spend at least the next 81 months in prison after being convicted in court on Tuesday, according to Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook.

Carl Michael Lipscomb was convicted in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony second degree kidnapping and felony common law robbery.

Lipscomb admitted his status as a habitual felon and Judge Anna Mills Wagoner sentenced him to a minimum of 81 months to a maximum of 110 months in prison.

On September 28, 2016, officers with the Kannapolis Police Department were dispatched to Sloop Avenue to a report of an assault in progress.  Once officers arrived, they found the victim who stated that she had been assaulted and her wallet had been stolen by her ex-boyfriend, Lipscomb.

The victim stated that Lipscomb punched her in the face with his closed fist and continued to assault her.  She stated that he took her wallet which contained approximately $500 and then threw the wallet on the ground before leaving the scene.

The victim had noticeable injuries and a witness corroborated the victim's statement to officers.  Lipscomb was located and he stated to officers that he didn't take $500, it was $300.  He also stated that the victim had slapped him.

Lipscomb had previously been convicted of felony sell/deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, and felony sell cocaine, among other convictions.

Cook stated that "she appreciated the joint effort on behalf of Assistant District Attorney Paxton Butler and the Kannapolis Police Department in removing another repeat offender from our community."  Cook stated that "her office was able to hold Lipscomb accountable for his criminal conduct due to the cooperation of the victim."

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