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Lancaster fugitive who choked, kidnapped pregnant girlfriend caught, police say

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A fugitive suspect, accused of kidnapping his pregnant girlfriend at gunpoint, has been caught, police said.

Frederickeon Lamar “Buddy” Twitty, 24, took his girlfriend by force from a Pardue Street home late Sunday, said Scott Grant, Lancaster Police Department chief.

Twitty pushed the woman into a car and then fled, Grant said. The woman escaped near the intersection of S.C. 903 and Chesterfield Avenue, Grant said. The victim was able to give police a statement about Twitty taking her from the home against her will.

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies found Twitty Monday night and took him into custody.

Deputies, who were given a description of Twitty and a car he might be in, spotted the vehicle on Lynwood Drive near Home Circle in Lancaster, said Doug Barfield, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Twitty was in the front passenger seat of the car, Barfield said.

Deputies performed a felony traffic stop; Twitty was taken into custody without incident or injury to any officers, Barfield said.

Twitty is charged with kidnapping, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, burglary and use of a weapon during a violent crime, police said. He is in the Lancaster County jail awaiting a court hearing, officials said.

Twitty was out on $12,000 bond, after July arrests on domestic violence and illegal weapon charges, according to court records. He has a previous conviction for unlawful carrying of a pistol, court records show.

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