The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office has charged three people with first-degree kidnapping and one of the three with attempted first-degree murder as a result of an incident Tuesday.

Linda Duncan Correll, 36, Mersadeys Justyce Lyvers, 16, and Charles Dylan Terry, 21 were still in the Wilkes County Jail late Wednesday morning.

In addition to kidnapping, Correll is also charged with attempted first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and Lyvers is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. No other charges were filed against Terry.

Chief Deputy David Carson said deputies were dispatched to 1283 Fish Dam Creek Road in Millers Creek about 11 a.m. Tuesday after the sheriff’s office received information about a possible assault and kidnapping at that address.

The information, received from a confidential informant, was that a male subject had been severely beaten and was left for dead behind a residence at 1283 Fish Dam Creek Road, reported Deputy Jessica Neal. The victim, Ethan Keith Gilreath, 21, of Gwyn Street, Elkin, was located behind the residence, Neal reported.

Carson said Gilreath was suffering from obvious injuries to his head but was conscious. He said an investigation determined that Gilreath had been bound and held inside the residence against his will for several hours and that he had been struck in the head with a blunt object.

Carson said that after the three people charged with kidnapping Gilreath left the residence, he was able to become unbound and exit the house.

“This incident appeared to be of a domestic nature and no one else was injured,” he added. Gilreath was taken to Wilkes Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

He said Correll is the mother of Lyvers and both live at 1283 Fish Dam Creek Road. Lyvers is listed as a home-schooled student. Terry’s address is 1045 Union Church Road, Hamptonville.

Correll, Lyvers and Terry were in the same vehicle when they were taken into custody at the intersection of Edgewood Road and N.C. 115 near North Wilkesboro later Tuesday, said Carson.

All three were still in the Wilkes County Jail about noon Wednesday. Correll has a $150,000 secured bond, Lyvers has a $50,000 secured bond and Terry has a $30,000 secured bond.

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