A second person has been charged in connection with the death of a man whose body was found Dec. 30 in his apartment in northeast Winston-Salem.

Nathan Carlos Gilmore, 28, who has no permanent address listed, is charged with kidnapping in connection with James Herbert McCormick’s death, Winston-Salem police said Thursday.

McCormick was found dead in his apartment at 3954 Sugarcreek Drive, just off of Brownsboro Road, after a friend asked authorities to check on him.

Police have not said how McCormick died but did say it was under suspicious circumstances.

McCormick was last seen alive sometime between Dec. 21 and Dec. 23, police said.

In addition to the kidnapping charge, Gilmore is charged with interference with an electronic-monitoring device and probation violation. Arrested Tuesday, he is in jail with bail set at $153,000 for the kidnapping and electronic monitoring charges, but he was denied bail for the probation violation charge, according to the Forsyth County jail website.

Previously charged in the case is Lessie Denise Graves, 41. She was arrested Dec. 31 and charged with first-degree kidnapping and common-law robbery. She is in jail with bail set at $120,600, which includes bail for failure to appear charges, according to the Forsyth County jail website.

Lt. Gregory Dorn of the Winston-Salem Police Department said Graves and Gilmore were acquaintances. He declined to comment further on the case or to say if anything was stolen from McCormick’s apartment.

The case has not been deemed a homicide. Dorn said police are waiting on toxicology results from the medical examiner’s office.

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