Woman jumps from moving car after sexual assault

Anthony Leon Daniels (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Anthony Leon Daniels (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A Cheraw man has been arrested after police say he sexually assaulted a female victim who was giving him a ride Wednesday morning in Little River.

According to Sgt. Robert Kegler with Horry County Police Department, officers were called to the area of Hwy 50 in Little River in reference to a kidnapping at approximately 7 a.m.

Police discovered a female victim with her vehicle and she explained to them how she was giving a ride to a man in Little River just a few hours prior, around 4 a.m.

The female told police that during the ride, she was sexually assaulted by the man and was told that he was taking her to North Carolina to kill her. Afraid for her life, the victim jumped out of the moving vehicle and called police.

Officers began searching the area and located a suspect, 43-year-old Anthony Leon Daniels, who matched the description the victim gave.

Daniels was taken into custody without incident. After identifying Daniels, detectives determined that the suspect was also wanted in Alabama for probation violations. Daniels remains incarcerated at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

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