Meservey man accused of kidnapping charged with possession of explosive


A Meservey man already set to stand trial in July for charges of first-degree kidnapping and willful injury is now being charged with possessing a “bomb, explosive or combination of such parts comprising an offensive weapon,” according to court documents.

Charles Raymond Albright, 41, was knowingly and without authorization, in possession of an offensive weapon on or about Oct. 7, 2016, in Cerro Gordo County, court documents state, and is being charged with Unauthorized Possession of an Offensive Weapon. The charge is a Class D felony, and Albright is scheduled for arraignment on July 18.

Albright is also facing another set of charges stemming from the same offense date. On the evening of Oct. 7, 2016, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a woman at the Sheffield Dollar General. According to court documents, she said she had been kidnapped and beaten by Albright, her live-in boyfriend.

Read the full article in the July 12 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.