The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Standoff Suspect Now Faces Charges Of Kidnapping


Justin Dulus Case is being held without bond in the Transylvania County jail after authorities allege he kidnapped and choked 18-year-old Krista Lee Pitawankwat.

The 22-year-old Case was arrested Tuesday after Pitawankwat reported the kidnapping on Monday.

According to the report, Case talked Pitawankwat into getting into his car and going for a ride with him, but when she asked him to take her home, he refused.

At that point, Pitawankwat reported that she attempted to exit the vehicle, but Case increased the speed of the vehicle.

When she attempted to call 911 from her cell phone, she rep...

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