Suspected kidnapping results in domestic violence charge

news@fortmilltimes.comNovember 1, 2012 

— Fort Mill police today charged a Chester man they took into custody during a suspected kidnapping investigation with Criminal Domestic Violence-Second Offense.

"Upon completion of the investigation, and discussion with the victim, no other charges will be brought in reference to this incident," according to a statement the Fort Mill Police Department released Thursday evening.

Omar Macon, 31, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon by Fort Mill police, who said at the time Macon may be charged with kidnapping a Fort Mill woman and her twin sons earlier in the day.

The Fort Mill woman, 30, and the boys, age 5, were taken from the suspect's vehicle during a traffic stop, according to the Fort Mill Police Department,

Officers stopped the car driven by the suspect, not long after the victim called police at around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, said Fort Mill Police Department spokesman Capt. Bryan Zachary.

Zachary said witnesses told police they saw an argument between a man and woman in the area of Rea Circle, less than a mile away from Riverview Elementary School in Fort Mill and that the man pushed the woman into a blue car and drove away.

Officers realized Macon drove the woman to a local elementary school, where they went to pick up her sons. Police were preparing to issue an Amber Alert when officers spotted and stopped Macon’s car.

They escorted the woman and her children away, while Macon was arrested and taken to the Fort Mill Police Department.

Macon's bond was set at $3,000, Zachary said.

Jonathan McFadden of The Herald contributed

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