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Cops: Downtown man surrenders after assaulting police sergeant

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WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston Police Department arrested a 21-year-old downtown man accused of assaulting a police sergeant and running away from the scene.

Investigators say Rashawn Deangelo Mitchell surrendered to police Wednesday night and was charged with assault on police.

On Wednesday morning, officers responded to the McDonald's on 2050 Savannah Highway in reference to an assault and kidnapping.

Witnesses told police that the suspect placed his arm around a man's neck and began to choke him. A police report states that after the victim passed out, the suspect threw him to the floor.

According to witnesses, the victim walked outside willingly with the suspect and both left together in a car.

Officers say they spoke to the victim who declined EMS treatment and did not want to press charges against the suspect.

Police say they then located the suspect's vehicle on Highway 17 and Farmfield Avenue. According to police, the suspect stepped out of the car, assaulted a police sergeant and took off on foot.

Mitchell was locked up at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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