Deputies arrest man in rape investigation

PAMLICO COUNTY - Deputies have arrested a suspect in an alleged rape in Pamlico County.

Anthony D. Thomas, 32, of Oriental, allegedly assaulted the victim between 10 p.m. on Saturday and 3 a.m. on Sunday. The victim claimed she was held against her will at the suspect's home and was eventually able to escape from the residence, deputies said.

Thomas has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree forcible rape, resisting a public officer, and assault on a government employee. He was being held in the Pamlico County Detention Center on a $250,000 Secured Bond.  

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