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Kidnapped Richmond mom found in son’s car trunk

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Feb 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-27 07:25:20-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)--A Richmond man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping his mother.

He transported her over state lines.

South Carolina troopers tell CBS 6 that 20-year old Regelio Lopez abducted his mother in Richmond around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

His car was spotted at a rest stop in Orangeburg about five hours later.

When they searched the car, they found his mother in the trunk.

Her injuries were not life-threatening.

On Wednesday, sources told CBS 6's Chelsea Rarrick that Lopez's mother was back home and doing well.

When CBS 6 went to Lopez's home a woman answered saying she was the victim's sister, but did not have a comment on the arrest.

Richmond police confirm that Lopez has been charged with abduction.