Beech Island man faces charges for kidnapping and assault

Sep. 6—An Aiken County man is facing kidnapping and assault charges.

Jose Miguel Chavarria Medrano, 28, of Beech Island was arrested Sept. 5 and charged with kidnapping, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to jail records.

Around 9 p.m. Sept. 5, a woman told deputies she had come to hang out with a man but he wasn't home, according to an incident report from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. She waited for him, and when he returned, she said he appeared intoxicated and became enraged when he saw her.

She told deputies when she pointed out that he had asked her to come over, he said the invitation was actually for his other women, the report said.

She said she went to lie down and the man followed her and pinned her to the bed to keep her from leaving; the man then brandished a knife, threatened to kill the woman and began to attack her, the report said.

According to the incident report, police observed several cuts to the victim's left forearm.

The man then left the house with the knife, according to the report.

While deputies were on the scene, the man returned and was arrested, the report said.

Police searched the man but did not find a weapon. He told police he never assaulted the victim, the report said.

Chavarria Medrano is listed as an inmate at the Aiken County detention center and has no bond.