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Man accused in Robeson Co. kidnapping moved to Raleigh

Michael McLellan. (Credit: Robeson County Sheriff's Office)

The man charged in a gunpoint attempted robbery and kidnapping of a woman in Robeson County has reportedly been causing disturbances, prompting a move to a bigger prison.

Michael McLellan, 34, is charged with second-degree kidnapping and attempted robbery. He's been moved from the Robeson County Detention Center due to misconduct, according to Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

Officials with the Robeson County Courthouse say McLellan is now being housed at Central Prison in Raleigh.

McLellan approached a woman wearing dark clothing with a mask on his face, pointed a gun at her, attempted to steal her car and asked her for money; the incident happened outside the woman's home off Pittman Street in the Fairmont Community on Oct. 15, according to Fairmont Police Chief Jon Edwards.

Chief Edwards said McLellan left the scene without hurting the woman.

An investigation led to his arrest and he turned himself into authorities back on Nov. 13.

Court records show the case was continued until March 19, 2019.

McLellan remains in jail at the Robeson County Detention Center on $2.5 million bond.

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