WHITEVILLE -- A Whiteville woman was allegedly abducted by her ex-boyfriend Tuesday morning. She is safe now, and the boyfriend is in jail.
Police received a 911 call Tuesday morning about a possible kidnapping at Opening Doors Preschool on Lee Street.
Police say 25-year-old Melissa Cartret dropped off her child at the preschool, but then was taken away in her car by Kenneth Ford, her 31 year old ex-boyfriend.
After several hours, police found the pair inside a home on Fruit Ridge Road and arrested Ford.
Police say stories like this are common around the holidays.
Ford could be charged with kidnapping.