Kinston Police: Arrest made in August assault
On September 5, 2018, members of the U.S. Marshal Task Force took Cornelius Lamont Barnes of Kinston into custody for an arrest warrant stemming from an assault that took place in Kinston on August 3, 2018. The U.S. Marshal’s had been searching for Barnes for the past month and arrested him in Suffolk, Virginia, where Barnes is currently awaiting an extradition hearing. Barnes is charged with First Degree Rape, First Degree Statutory Sex Offense and First Degree Kidnapping. This incident is still under investigation. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to call the Kinston Police Department at 252-939-3160, The TIPS LINE at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.