Police arrest Beaufort man for connection to assault, kidnapping over weekend

Crime & Safety

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) — A Beaufort man is behind bars facing charges connected to a weekend assault and kidnapping.

According to police reports, 41-year-old Kristen Winnegar is accused of forcing a woman into his home and holding her at gunpoint late Friday night. She was able to escape and call for help.

Inside Winnegar’s home, investigators found what they called a “marijuana grow” and the handgun he allegedly used in the crime.

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