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Durham resident accused of beating, abandoning ex-girlfriend in Alamance Co.


A man from Durham has wound up behind bars in Alamance County after his ex-girlfriend accused him of kidnapping, beating, and abandoning her in the southern part of the county.

Tyrone Devon Bass surrendered himself to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff on Saturday after investigators contacted him about his ex-girlfriend’s allegations in the small hours that morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, Bass’ ex had flagged down a passing motorist on Friday afternoon after she was dropped off, battered and bloody, near the 2500 block of Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road.

The victim later told deputies that Bass had driven her to that location after he kidnapped her at gunpoint from her residence in Greensboro. The victim added that Bass had punched and pistol whipped her before he marooned her along the side of a dirt road, not far from the Eli Whitney community center.

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According to the sheriff’s office, the victim was transported to UNC Hospitals for treatment after her ordeal. In the meantime, the agency contacted Bass to convince him to give himself up.

A 32-year-old black male of 705 Audubon Lake Drive in Durham, Bass is currently charged with felony restraint, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and with the infliction of serious injury, and misdemeanor counts of assault on a female and communicating threats.

Tyrone Devon Bass

The Greensboro police department has also charged him with felony-level offenses for first degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering in order to terrorize or injure, and interfering with emergency communications.
Bass has been placed under a $300,000 bond.

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