Man charged with kidnapping woman, 18, from Myrtle Beach home and assaulting her gets $75K bond

Grand Strand Crime

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — A man arrested in connection with a kidnapping and burglary in Myrtle Beach was given a $75,000 bond on Thursday. 

Martin Alexander Gail, 23, of Socastee, appeared in court on charges of forcing his way early Wednesday morning into a home and taking a person by force, according to police. The 18-year-old victim was dragged from home by her hair, according to the warrants.

Gail was found struggling in the woods with the victim off Highway 15 after police heard branches breaking and screaming in the area, according to a police report.

Gail ran away while the police helped the victim. He was found hours later by Horry County police and charged with kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and third-degree assault.

His bond was set at $50,000 for the kidnapping, $25,000 for burglary, first degree, and $776 for assault and battery, third degree.

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