Man arrested on multiple charges in Florence 2017 domestic incident


A man has been arrested on multiple charges in a domestic incident that happened in Florence back in November of 2017, according to the City of Florence.

Willie Ray Caldwell Jr. was arrested for kidnapping, burglary first degree and domestic violence first degree in the incident that occurred in the 500 block of Howard Street in Florence on Nov. 9, 2017, city officials say.

Caldwell was arrested in Rockingham, N.C. after FPD contacted the U.S. Marshal's Florence District Operation Intercept to assist in locating him. Officers say, following a long investigation, information finally was revealed that led to the arrest.

Also assisting was the North Carolina Joint Fugitive Taskforce, Rockingham Police Department and Hamlet Police Department.

Caldwell will be held in Rockingham, N.C. awaiting extradition.

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