Domestic Assault & Kidnapping

An assault with kidnapping was alleged from early last week with an arrest by Laurens Police Wednesday. 33-year-old Freddie Bernard Rice of 13 Simmons Street, Laurens was charged with 1st Degree Domestic Violence and Kidnapping in a case from Officer Gault.

Between July 9th and 10th Rice allegedly committed domestic violence in the 1st degree by preventing the victim from leaving the incident location, strangling her with his hands and striking her about her body with his hands in an apartment at 800 Spring Street, Laurens. He’s accused of kidnapping the victim by forcing her into a closet of the apartment at 800 Spring Street against her will, confining the victim to the apartment.

With bonds on the two charges set totaling $120,000, Freddie Bernard Rice remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.