Kidnapping & Domestic Violence

  Charges of Kidnapping and Domestic Violence were served yesterday on a Laurens man, who was arrested Monday following an incident at his home. 41-year-old William Robert “Will” Richardson of 118 Racetrack Road, Laurens is charged with Kidnapping and Criminal Domestic Violence, Third Offense. He is accused of Kidnapping a member of his household Monday, unlawfully seizing her from their address. He’s also accused of assaulting this female of his household Monday at their residence on Race Track Road, allegedly punching her in and about her face and body, causing minor injury and swelling.  The Sheriff’s Office has also charged Will Richardson with Malicious Damage for allegedly breaking a Clintonwoman’s cell phone Monday to prevent her from calling 911. Bond on the Kidnapping and 3rd Offense Domestic Violence charges totaled $150,000. A $1,092 bond was set on the Malicious Damage charge.