Suspects arrested after young mom found slain in her North Carolina home

Source: Sheriff Kent Winstead

Jun. 28 2021, Published 8:33 p.m. ET

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A man wanted in connection with the murder of a young mother in North Carolina was taken into custody in Missouri, according to police.

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina announced that Bradley Hines, 45, was captured and taken into custody on June 27 in Jefferson County, Missouri, after a short car and foot chase, according to ABC 11.

Missouri authorities say a deputy attempted a traffic stop. When Hines didn’t pull over, the officer began a high-speed pursuit. The chase ended with Hines driving through the yard of a home and then being chased on foot holding a gun, ABC 11 reported.

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Hines eventually surrendered and was taken into custody. He is currently being held at the Jefferson County Jail.

Hines was wanted in the death of Heather Guild, 30, who was reported missing and found dead in a Franklin County home on June 24.

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Guild’s mother told ABC 11 Guild met Hines while working at the My Auto Guy repair shop in Youngsville, and he was her boss. Guild’s mother said they developed a romantic relationship.


Guild was a young mother of two who was well-loved by the community, according to family members.

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"I definitely want him brought to justice and the most extent of the law can give him considering she was 30 years old, she was a very beautiful girl," Guild's mother told ABC 11. "She was a very kind-hearted person. She would do anything for you."

"We are happy that a dangerous individual has been apprehended. It does not bring the victim back but it does hopefully add some level of comfort to the family that we are taking the necessary steps to bring Hines to justice," Franklin County Sheriff Kent Winstead told ABC 11.

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Another man has also been arrested in connection with Guild’s death. Ryan Christopher Curtis, 39, was charged with resist, delay and obstruct in connection with the case.

He is being held at the Franklin County Detention Center on a $25,000 secured bond.


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