Police: Man Faces Assault, Kidnapping Charges After Argument With Ex

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police arrested a man on assault and kidnapping charges after police say he beat and kidnapped his ex-girlfriend during an argument.

Police say at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, 24-year-old Byron Hunter was at his ex-girlfriends apartment located near Bailey Street and West Avenue in Sioux Falls. Hunter was reportedly there to pick-up a few items when an argument started between Hunter the two. Police say that’s when Hunter slapped her, grabbed her by the neck, and slammed her head into the wall before strangling her.

Police say Hunter then forced her into his car and they started driving. They stopped at a parking lot and Hunter pointed a rifle at her. After some time he started driving around again before stopping at another parking lot near the victim’s apartment.

The victim told police that Hunter got out of the car and started pacing. Police say she grabbed Hunter’s phone and started running. Hunter started chasing her but stopped once she threw his phone on the ground. Police say the victim was then able to contact police.

Police were able to locate and pull Hunter over near the 3300 block of South Kiwanis Avenue. Hunter was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault domestic and one count of kidnapping.

Police say the victim suffered no series injuries.



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