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Bond granted for Myrtle Beach man accused of assault, burglary, kidnapping

Steven Simmons, Jr. (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department) Steven Simmons, Jr. (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Bond has been granted for a Myrtle Beach man charged with two counts of third-degree assault, burglary and kidnapping.

Steven Bernard Simmons, Jr., 44, was granted $90,000 bond for the charges.

Simmons is accused of breaking into a home on 10th Avenue South at around 7 p.m. Monday.

According to the police report, Simmons broke in the living room window and entered inside the home. One of the homeowners went into the living room to investigate when Simmons began slapping and scratching him.

The report continues to say that when the other homeowner came out of her bedroom, Simmons dragged her outside the house and told her that "she was coming with him". As she struggled to get away, Simmons became angry with her and fled the scene.

The judge issued the bond at $10,000 for the assault charges, $50,000 for the first-degree burglary charge and $30,000 for the kidnapping charge.

One of the alleged victims told the judge he didn't feel Simmons should be out on bond, in fear that he would come back.

The judge forbade Simmons from coming into contact with the reported victims and said the decision to grant bond was made on whether he was a flight risk.

Simmons is scheduled to appear in court March 3 for the two assault charges. He is scheduled to appear in general sessions court in Conway for the kidnapping and burglary charges April 17.

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