Yemassee police capture kidnapping, sexual assault suspect

VIDEO: Police arrest kidnapping, sexual assault suspect

YEMASSEE, SC (WCSC) - Yemassee police announced late Monday night that they had captured a man wanted for kidnapping and sexual assault.

Officers were dispatched to a house on Hunt Street Saturday for a reported kidnapping and sexual assault and spoke with the victim. It was later determined Elmore Wade Blackshear, 29, of Yemassee was identified as the suspect who police say entered the victim’s house, held her against her will and sexually assaulted her.

Blackshear was arrested Monday afternoon in Beaufort by the department with the help of U.S. Marshals and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

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