Kidnap Suspect, Breaks Out Of Jail Cell And Runs From Police Station

Harrington – On February 20, 2017 the Harrington Police Department arrested a Greenwood man for Kidnapping and related charges after police responded to a domestic dispute in progress, according to Harrington Police Department Spokesman Captain Earl K. Brode.

Tamar D. Bolden
Tamar D. Bolden

Brode said that while on patrol police responded to a residence in the 200 Block of Commerce St. for a report of domestic dispute. When police arrived they located all the victims at another residence on Commerce Street, said Brode.

Police spoke to the victims and confirmed that Tamar D. Bolden, 26, of Teatown Road in Greenwood, was the suspect and Bolden was at the residence and assaulted one adult victim and two children ages, 10 and 11 that were in the residence, according to Brode.

Brode said that while in the residence Bolden damaged property before he the residence, prior to the arrival of police. Brode also said that Bolden took a 2 year old family member with him when he left.

While police were still on scene Bolden returned to the scene without the child and he was taken into custody, according to Brode.  Bolden, who was extremely intoxicated failed to cooperate with police on the location of the child, said Brode.

The child that Bolden allegedly took from the residence was later located at a residence in the 100 Block of Hanley Street. unharmed and under the care of an adult. Bolden was transported back to the Harrington Police Department for processing.

Brode said that while at the Harrington Police Department Bolden broke a window in a door to the holding cell and was able to unlock the door and exit the cell. Bolden then fled from the station on foot.

The Harrington Officer and a Greenwood PD officer, who was assisting, began to chase Bolden on foot towards Dorman Street. Officers caught up to Bolden as he attempted to jump a fence, said Brode.

Both officers deployed their department issued Taser’s and Bolden was taken into custody. He was then taken back to the Harrington Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

He was charged with Kidnapping Second Degree, Assault Third Degree, Criminal Mischief over $1,000, Child Abuse 3rd Degree (2 counts), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3 counts), Resisting Arrest, Escape Third Degree and Criminal Mischief under $1,000 (2 counts). He was transported to Justice of the Peace Court 3 and arraigned. Mr. Bolden was then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $54,500 secured bond.

Image Credits: Harrington Police

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