Kidnap, abuse charges filed against Dora man
by Rachel Davis
Jun 19, 2013 | 5653 views | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dora police, with assistance from officers from Sumiton, executed search and arrest warrants on a house on Hyche Avenue in Dora on Tuesday morning.

The home belongs to Charlie O’Neal Peterson, 74, who was taken into custody on charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

The charges stem from an alleged assault on a woman earlier this week at the Hyche Avenue home.

The police executed the search warrant in order to recover further physical evidence connected to the charges.

Dora Police Chief John Duchock said that a cane allegedly used in the attack was recovered, but a gun that was also reportedly used was not recovered from the home.

Peterson is being held in the Walker County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond for each charge, for a total of $400,000 cash only bond.

Duchock added that he had received reports of other possible victims.

He asked that anyone with information or who has been a victim to contact him at the police department at (205) 648-9110.

Kidnapping in the first degree is a Class A felony and the most serious offense. That charge carries a penalty of 10 years to life in prison if convicted.

The other three charges are all Class C felonies, carrying a possible penalty of one to 10 years in prison if convicted.

If it is proven that a firearm was used during the commission of a crime, those penalties could be stricter.