http://www.witntv.com/home/headlines/10258052.html Police Officer Arrested In Ahoskie Kidnapping; Authorities Searching River Oct 5, 2007 A man charged with yesterday's kidnapping in Ahoskie is a Kitty Hawk police officer. Ahoskie Police Officers arrested Raymond Jedele of Kill Devils Hills for first degree kidnapping. Kitty Hawk says Jedele has been an officer there since April 2006. He is now on disciplinary suspension without pay. Hertford County authorities say there is still no sign of Brad Smithwick, who was abducted Thursday Morning. They are conducting searches in the Chowan River, but so far have found nothing. Police say Smithwick was taken from his yard in Ahoskie yesterday and is believed to be seriously injured after police found blood in the bed of Smithwick's truck. Authorities believe a second vehicle was used to take Smithwick from the scene. Deputies will continue the search for him today.