Pamlico County man arrested on kidnapping and DVPO violation charges

Sanchez, Carlos Joseph

On Saturday, September 2, 2023, the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call about a possible kidnapping and domestic violence situation from a concerned citizen at convenience store in Grantsboro, NC. When Deputies arrived on scene, they were unable to locate anyone. Information obtained at the time indicated that a male individual left the location in a sliver vehicle. As deputies conducted their investigation it was determined that Carlos Joseph Sanchez, 34, of Merritt, NC, had taken one individual and three children against their will from that location. Deputies were able to locate all the victims safe and unharmed. Carlos Sanchez was later located in Oriental, North Carolina, where he fled from law enforcement on foot. After a brief pursuit and search of the area Sanchez was located taken into custody by deputies without incident. Sanchez was placed into the Pamlico County Detention Center under a $500,000.00 secured bond on the following charges.

4 Counts of 2nd Degree Kidnapping
Interfering with Emergency Communications
(M) DV Protective Order Violation