A Milwaukee, Wis., man was set to appear before a judge in Wake County District Court on Monday on a charge that he forced his mother to leave a New Hill rest home in January 2012 and get on a plane to Wisconsin.
Lionel Ray Mckey, 58, was booked into the Wake County Detention Center on Friday afternoon. Records said he lives in Milwaukee, but gave no permanent address.
The arrest came when Mckey walked into the Wake County Detention Center on Hammond Road, told deputies he was wanted and surrendered, Capt. James Stevens, a sheriff’s office spokesman, said Monday.
The arrest warrant for Mckey said that on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, he “restrained” Annie P. Mckey at the James Rest Home, moved her into a green minivan marked as a taxi and took her out of North Carolina on an airplane.
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The charge against him was felonious restraint, which involves taking someone from a place and moving them by vehicle against their will.
It was unclear what led to the charge being filed in 2012 and whether Annie Mckey stayed in Wisconsin or returned to North Carolina.
Mckey was held in lieu of $31,000 bail, with $1,000 of that due to a charge that he failed to appear in court in Guilford County after being charged with drinking in public.