Two from Clemmons charged with kidnapping
Published 3:45 pm Sunday, January 1, 2023
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged three individuals with felony second degree kidnapping on Dec. 31
At approximately 9:50 pm on Dec. 30, deputies responded to a call for service at the 3300 Block of Cook Place Drive in Clemmons in reference to a welfare check. Upon arrival, deputies knocked on the door, and a female quickly exited the residence screaming for help. While escorting her away from the residence, it was determined that she had been inside the residence being held against her own will prior to arrival. Deputies immediately entered the residence to locate the suspects.
After safely assisting the female out of the house and taking all three suspects into custody, deputies conducted a thorough consent search. Two handguns and marijuana were found as a result of the search. This was not a random act of violence; the involved individuals were known to one another.
Ethan Ray Lunsford, 19, of Clemmons was arrested and charged with felony second degree kidnapping and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He is currently in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.
John Harper Kaye, 19, of Clemmons was arrested and charged with felony second degree kidnapping and misdemeanor resist/delay/obstruct a public officer. Kaye faces other charges unrelated to the incident on Cook Place Drive. He is currently in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond.
Nyja Gano, 20, of Winston-Salem, was also arrested and charged with felony second degree kidnapping. Gano is currently in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.