Marion man faces kidnapping charges

A Marion man has been arrested, after police said he held two people in an apartment against their will and injured one of the victims.

James Bethea, 33, was arrested Tuesday and faces two charges of Kidnapping and one charge of Assault and Battery Second Degree.

Myrtle Beach police officers responded to an apartment complex on Fisher Drive early Tuesday for a report of someone being held against their will.

When police arrived, they found a man sitting on the sidewalk bleeding from his left leg.

The 23-year-old told officers while he and a 19-year-old woman were sleeping in bed, Bethea came in and accused them both of stealing his money that was on the table, according to the police report.

They say Bethea barged into the room with a knife in his hand and started punching the victim in his face and kicked him in the ribs.

The victims say Bethea pointed the knife at them and told them to take their clothes off.

He then went through their clothing and bags looking for money, according to the report.

The woman texted someone for help. That person then called police.

Bethea was arrested and is being held in the Myrtle Beach Jail without bond.

The man with the leg injury was taken to the hospital.