Man, 22, charged in Columbia sexual assault

cwinston@thestate.comApril 14, 2014 

— A 22-year-old has been charged in last month's sexual assault on South Saluda Avenue.

Michael Darnell Thomas is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary and kidnapping in the March 15 incident, which occurred at about 11 p.m.

Thomas is accused of kicking in a door at the residence, according to a release from new Columbia Police Chief William Holbrook

Thomas was located at an apartment complex located at 3940 Gill St., Columbia by members of CPD’s Fugitive Team. They were assisted by SLED and deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

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