SCHP: Kidnapped mother found in trunk at rest stop, son arrested

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers say a man who kidnapped his mother and put her in the trunk of a vehicle was arrested Tuesday night after authorities spotted his car at an Orangeburg rest stop.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect as 20-year-old Regelio Lopez. The sheriff's office says Lopez had an outstanding warrant from the Richmond (VA) City Police Department.

Authorities say the suspect, who kidnapped his mother in Virginia Beach, was inside his vehicle at a rest stop along I-95 in Orangeburg County when the vehicle was spotted around 6:30 p.m.

Officials say the suspect's mother was found inside the trunk of the vehicle with no life-threatening injuries.

EMS was called to the scene to check on her condition.

Authorities were on the look-out for the suspect's vehicle following the incident in Virginia.

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