Mt. Pleasant fugitive wanted for kidnapping arrested in Atlanta

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have arrested a 34-year-old man in Atlanta wanted for kidnapping and beating a woman with a shoe in Mount Pleasant.

Gerald Deandre Coleman was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Atlanta on Feb. 23.

Coleman was charged by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department with kidnapping and assault. It is alleged that Coleman held a woman against her will, choked her and beat her with a shoe.

Operation Intercept, the U.S. Marshal led fugitive task force in Charleston, working alongside the Mt. Pleasant Police Department found out that Coleman had fled South Carolina shortly after the incident and fled to Georgia.

U.S. Marshals in Atlanta further developed information that Coleman was living at the Briar Lake Village Apartments off Shallowford Rd. in Atlanta.

U.S. Marshals witnessed Coleman enter a residence where he was ultimately arrested and taken to the Dekalb County Detention Center.  Another individual was also arrested for marijuana possession.

Coleman will be returning to face the charges in South Carolina.

Kelvin Washington of the U.S. Marshals Office for South Carolina stated "Gerald Coleman thought that he could flee the clutches of the law by going across state lines.  The hard work and collaborative effort of the U.S. Marshals and the Mt. Pleasant Police proved Mr. Coleman wrong.  I would like to thank Mt. Pleasant Police for their partnership in keeping the streets of their city safe."

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