Oct 5, 2007
As crews continue to search for any sign of Donald Bradley Smithwick of Ahoskie, his ex-wife was being booked into the Hertford County Jail. Janet Harrell Smithwick was arrested late Friday night and charged with being an accessory to the kidnapping... Donald Smithwick was kidnapped in front of his home Thursday morning... A Kitty Hawk Police officer has already been arrested in connection with the kidnapping. Raymond Jedele is behind bars on a $10-million bond... WAVY.com did a little digging into Jedele's job history. We're told he worked for the town of Hertford as a police officer and then the Kill Devil Hills Police Department. He also did a stint with Blackwater USA in Moyock before joining the Kitty Hawk Police Department.
Missing Ahoskie man's ex-wife arrested
October 6, 2007
...A Kitty Hawk policeman charged in the kidnapping of an Ahoskie man told 13News exclusively Friday that police have the wrong man. Investigators say 38-year-old Officer Raymond Jedele is the boyfriend of Donald Bradley "Brad" Smithwick's ex-wife, Janet. Smithwick remains missing.
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