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Police arrest suspect for kidnapping and assaulting female

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Sunday deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office were patrolling an area after receiving a tip that a suspect possibly wanted was driving in the area.  Police observed the suspect after locating his vehicle and took him into custody.

When deputies were arresting the suspect, John D. Barr, they noticed blood on his hands and t-shirt.  A female told officers that he had just beaten up another female at the home and barr had threatened to kill her.  Police found a kitchen knife in Barr's pocket.

Officers found a distraught female victim in the home who had been assaulted and was bleeding.  The victim told police that Barr held a knife to her throat stating he would kill her.

Barr spit and kicked at two deputies from the back of a police cruiser.  He was taken to Mount Pleasant Hospital after complaining about back pain.  He threatened a deputy and supervisor while at the hospital.

Barr was booked into the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center on the following charges: Kidnapping, Assault of High and Aggravated Nature, Second Degree Assault, 2 counts of Threats to a Public Official, 2 counts of Assault and Battery 3rd degree, Assault 3rd degree, Driving Under Suspension, Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Comply with NRVC (unpaid traffic tickets).

A Bond Hearing was held on April 1, 2013 resulting in a total bond of $508,782.00.

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