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      Horry County man wanted for kidnapping, sexual assault captured in Florida

      John Sachs, 37, was arrested Tuesday morning by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force on kidnapping and sexual assault charges out of Horry County.

      Police say Sachs kidnapped and raped a 19-year-old woman at his home on February 9.

      The woman told police she met Sachs when she took a job as a waitress at Chez Joey, a gentleman's club, where Sachs also worked.

      Operation Intercept, the U.S. Marshals led fugitive task force in South Carolina, developed information that Sachs was hiding out at a hotel in Cocoa Beach, Florida, according to a news release from the agency.

      U.S. Marshals say they arrested Sachs without incident, and he is awaiting a hearing on his extradition to South Carolina.

      "Mr. Sachs thought Florida would provide a safe haven for him on the run," said Kelvin Washington, U.S. Marshal for South Carolina. "Little did he know that the determination of law enforcement and dedication to the safety of the community would prevail to bring him to face justice."