Woodstock Man Found Guilty in Kidnapping Case

Woodstock Man Found Guilty in Kidnapping Case

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🔒 The Gist: Cameron Burnett Long, a 45-year-old resident of Woodstock, was found guilty of kidnapping and false imprisonment on January 25, by a Cherokee County jury.

📜 The Details: This verdict follows a four-day trial, stemming from a March 2022 incident where Long forcibly carried a woman, with whom he was in a relationship, into an apartment. The woman had tried to leave after a domestic dispute, but Long physically restrained her, leading to his arrest and subsequent trial.

Key evidence included Ring camera footage and an off-duty officer’s testimony.

🔢 By The Numbers:

  • 1 four-day jury trial
  • 1 conviction for kidnapping and false imprisonment
  • 8 witnesses testified, including the victim and a family violence expert
  • Over 1 year of investigation and legal proceedings

⚖️ Why It Matters: The verdict represents a significant victory for the prosecution and serves as a reminder of the legal system’s role in addressing domestic violence. It underscores the importance of bystander intervention and modern technology in law enforcement.

👀 What’s Next?: Superior Court Judge David Cannon will announce Long’s sentence at a later date. The case has raised awareness about domestic violence and may influence future legal proceedings in similar cases.

🔍 Go Deeper: For more information on domestic violence prevention and resources, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website. For legal updates, follow the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit’s Office of the District Attorney.

🗂️ Domestic Violence Stats: A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that between 2003 and 2014, about 55% of all female homicides in the U.S. were related to intimate partner violence.

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