Charleston County deputies arrest man on kidnapping and domestic violence charges

Ted Raymond Cothran (Charleston County Detention Center)

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has arrested 40-year-old Ted Raymond Cothran on kidnapping and 1st degree domestic violence charges stemming from an incident on November 13.

According to arrest warrants, the victim was conducting business at a storage facility when the suspect located and assaulted her. Authorities say the suspect punched, kicked, spit, and held a knife to her chest while threatening to kill her.

The suspect locked the victim into a storage unit for several minutes against her will during the assault, arrest warrants say.

Two witnesses saw the suspect standing over the victim and assaulting her public view, and intervened when the heard her screaming for help, authorities say.

Investigators say they later discovered the suspect is the victim's boyfriend, and lives with her.

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