Columbia Police Arrest Alleged Kidnapper and Rapist
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department arrested a man Monday night for allegedly kidnapping and raping a Columbia woman in September.
The department said it arrested 41-year-old Marcus Montez Smith around 10 p.m. Monday on East Worley Street. The department recommended charges of armed criminal action, kidnapping, first-degree statutory rape and failure to appear on an assault charge.
Police said officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Wilkes Boulevard on Sept. 30 to investigate a kidnapping.
Police said they eventually learned Smith used a handgun to confront a female victim in her car. Police said Smith threatened to kill the woman and got into the driver's seat.
Police said Smith drove the victim to an unknown location in the county and forcibly raped her.