Mother, 3-Year Old Child Ok After Being Abducted By Child’s Father

Richard Dagnen

Richard Dagnen

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. – A Mount Holly man has been charged in the abduction of a 3-year-old child and it’s mother. Ricahrd Yates Dagnen, 29, of 218 Tomberlin Rd., Mount Holly, was cahrged with kidnapping, breaking and entering and assault.

On Tuesday, police responded to 1012 Cherry Tree Ct., Bessmer City in reference to a missing person.  Evidence found at the scene suggested the female victim and her 3-year-old child may have been assaulted and possibly taken against their will.

Officers of the Gaston County Police Department and officers from the Mt. Holly Police Department eventually found Dagnen and the woman and toddler at Dagnen’s home. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries. The toddler was not hurt.

Dagnen was the woman’s ex-boyfriend and father of the toddler. Police say he has a history of domestic violence.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Gaston County Police, 704-866-3320.

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