A Conway man is facing multiple charges after police say he held a gun to a man who came to pick up a car he was asked to detail at his unlicensed business.
Conway police were dispatched to 1833 Westridge Blvd. in reference to a man being held hostage at gunpoint at 6 p.m. Monday.
Two men from Myrtle Beach told police they came to pick up a couple of cars they had asked 54-year-old Ricky Allen Cooper to detail, but when they knocked on Cooper’s door, he came out threatening them with a gun.
Cooper told one of the men to leave and directed the other to the carport at gunpoint, according to a Conway police report. The man, who left, called 911.
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The other man told officers that Cooper made him get into one of the vehicles just before police arrived.
An officer found an air pistol “that looked like a handgun” in one of the Cooper’s pockets, according to the report.
Cooper was charged with kidnapping, operating a business without a license and two counts of pointing a firearm at a person
He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center Monday where he remained Wednesday under a total bond amount of $35,890.