Police charged a Raleigh man with assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping Monday in what investigators said appeared to be a case of drug thefts back and forth.
The investigation continues, Capt. David Wulff said, but officers arrested Nicholas James Elliott, 21, who they said lives at 3939 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh. He was charged Monday evening after questioning at police headquarters
They accused Elliott of taking a .380-caliber handgun to a Morrisville apartment complex about 1:30 a.m. Monday with the intent to rob two men. The two, police said, appeared to have stolen marijuana and Xanax, a prescription medicine commonly sold on the street, from Elliott the day before.
Elliott fired a shot from the gun and had held one of the men for a time, Wulff reported. Neither man was hurt, however.
Wulff said police had been alerted to a disturbance at the apartment complex, and their investigation led them to Elliott.
Police charged Elliott with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of first-degree kidnapping, and he was held in lieu of $100,000 for a Tuesday court appearance.
Wulff said more arrests were expected in the case.