• 84°

North Carolina police officer charged with kidnapping, sex offense

A Durham police officer has been charged with kidnapping and a sex offense in Apex, according to Durham police.

Joseph Daniels was arrested Thursday on the charges related to an incident reported to Apex police on June 16, Durham police said in a news release on Friday. He is charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree sexual offense and sexual battery.

Daniels surrendered to authorities and was released on a $75,000 unsecured bond, police said.

Daniels, 35, joined the police department in 2011 and is assigned to the organized crime division. He was initially placed on administrative duty with pay, but police later announced that after a preliminary review he is now on administrative leave without pay. The Durham Police Department’s Professional Standards Division will also conduct a routine administrative investigation.

Durham police take the allegations seriously and are working with Apex police on the investigation, police said.

There was no answer at a phone listing for Daniels. It was not clear if he had an attorney.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Small plane crashes at Manteo airport, no injuries reported

Beer truck overturns on NC 12; many join effort to clear wreck site

Hyde

Airplane flips after landing at Ocracoke airport

Crime

North Carolina police investigating drive-by shooting that claimed life of 12-year-old

Crime

Virginia man arrested for domestic assault in Rodanthe

News

William B. Umstead Bridge speed limit temporarily lowered for purple martins

Crime

Virginia man arrested in Nags Head after traffic stop

Lifestyles

Outer Banks Anglers Club to hear from artificial reef coordinator at next meeting

Crime

Former North Carolina resident sentenced to prison for bribery, visa fraud, tax charges

Hyde

Drone trial delivers supplies to Ocracoke Island

News

Comments open on proposed Buxton and Avon nourishment projects

Currituck

Shingle Landing Park opens in Moyock

News

Retired magistrate called back to active duty

Lifestyles

New bicycle exhibit opens at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to five years in prison, three years of supervised release for firearm charge

Crime

Two men dead after interstate shooting in North Carolina

Lifestyles

Hundreds gather to witness release of two sea turtles at Coquina Beach

News

Major North Carolina hospital systems to require staff to get COVID-19 vaccine

News

Firefighters rescue multiple children from North Carolina house fire

Lifestyles

Outer Banks Community Foundation grant deadline nears

Crime

Cooper announces reward for information on Guilford County murder

Lifestyles

Fascinating fasciation: Roanoke Island garden experiences rare phenomenon

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to over 17 years in prison for soliciting minors for photos

News

Opioid settlement: North Carolina’s share could be $750M

News

Cooper moves to end North Carolina’s statewide mask mandate

Crime

Uber driver charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting customer in North Carolina