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VA man found in SC with kidnapped mother in trunk

VA man found in SC with kidnapped mother in trunk

From our News Partners at WCBD-TV:

SANTEE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina troopers say they have taken 20-year-old Regelio Lopez into custody after finding his mother in the trunk of his car at a rest area on Interstate 95.

 The Highway Patrol said its officers were looking for the Cadillac after being told it was involved in a kidnapping in Virginia Beach, Va.

 Troopers spotted the car in a rest area near Santee around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and took Lopez into custody. The mother was found in the trunk, and authorities say she did not appear to suffer life-threatening injuries.

 The Highway Patrol has turned the suspect over to Orangeburg County sheriff's deputies. Lopez is now at the Orangeburg County Jail.

According to deputies, Lopez has outstanding warrants from the Richmond, VA City Police Department. He is awaiting extradition, but the papers have not yet been filed.

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