CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department (CPD) on Thursday arrested a man for allegedly obstructing their search for a woman who has been missing for nearly a week.
Megan Rich (41) was last seen August 12 on James Island.
On August 17, CPD executed a search warrant on the home of her youngest child’s father, Brian Curtis Baker (59).
During the investigation, police said Baker provided false information about Rich’s disappearance.
Baker was found at the Hotel Bennett on August 18 and taken into custody. He is being charged with obstruction of justice.
During a Thursday bond hearing, Baker was granted a $100,000 surety bond. He was released shortly after 11:00 p.m.
Baker is required to wear a GPS monitor, not allowed to leave the state, and prohibited from possessing or acquiring any firearms as conditions of his bond.
CPD is still considering Rich a missing person.
Rich’s car was located Thursday afternoon the Planter’s Trace apartment complex in West Ashley after being reported by a witness. CPD has towed the car for processing.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact CPD at (843) 743-7200.
Editor’s note: This story is breaking and may be updated.