Winnsboro man arrested for kidnapping, assault

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly kidnapped one juvenile and assaulted another.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the Sandcreek Hills subdivision after a caller reported a member of the family had assaulted a 13-year-old inside the residence and kidnapped a young child outside the home. It was reported the suspect took the child into a wooded area near the home.

Deputies used tracking dogs to search the south Winnsboro area for about two hours.

The child was subsequently located and returned to the family. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with kidnapping/abduction.

The Voice is not identifying the suspect to protect the family’s identity.