A North Myrtle Beach man is charged with assault and kidnapping after a woman told police she was punched several times and held for two hours in a bathroom after she recieved a call from another man on her cell phone, according to a police report.
Samuel Thomas Gordon, 23, of North Myrtle Beach was charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and booked into jail at 2:53 p.m. Tuesday, according to jail records.
The charges stemmed from North Myrtle Beach police being called on Sept. 29 by a 51-year-old woman to report the incident, which occurred between 6 p.m. Sept. 26 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27, according to a police report. The victim told police she was fearful Gordon would kill her so she did not immediately report the incident.
The victim said she once dated Gordon and they lived together in a home on 39th Avenue South in the city, according to the report. She said she picked Gordon up from the beach and took him to her home and he saw that another man had called her phone.
The victim said Gordon demanded the other man’s telephone number, but she refused to give it to him, according to the report. The victim said Gordon was upset, accused her of lying and forced her to sit on the couch.
The victim said she got up and ran to the bathroom, but Gordon followed and held her there for nearly two hours, according to the report. The victim said Gordon repeatedly punched her in the head and face, put his foot on her chest and held her there.
The victim was eventually able to get away, drove Gordon home and then went to a friend’s house, according to the report. The victim said Gordon repeatedly threatened to kill her if she reported the incident to police, so she waited before telling police.
Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.