Oct 27, 2016 8:32 AM

Man charged with kidnapping woman in Laconia by dragging her by hair pleads not guilty

CONCORD — The man suspected of kidnapping a woman Sunday in Laconia by pulling her by her hair into a car waived his arraignment on Wednesday afternoon in Belknap County Superior Court.

James Lemmond, 32, of Holt Street, has pleaded not guilty to two counts robbery, kidnapping and criminal threatening, all felonies. He is being held on $50,000 cash bail, according to officials.

Lemmond is accused of dragging a woman by her hair and shirt collar into a GMC Terrain and threatening to kill her with a handgun. Police say he stole her cell phone and cash, The Concord Monitor reports.

Officials will not identify the woman but have said she was known to the suspect, according to police.

The woman allegedly voluntarily got into Lemmond's vehicle at first, before leaving shortly after. That is when Lemmon got out of the car and pulled her back in, according to The Monitor.

If Lemmond posts bail, he is prohibited from traveling on Cottage Street and from leaving the state. He is not prohibited to have any contact with the alleged victim.

Lemmond has a lengthy criminal record out of North Carolina, and has a previous criminal history in New Hampshire.

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