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Man Charged with Holding Woman, Children against Will


A man has been charged with holding a pregnant woman and her two children against their will.

Richland County Sheriff's deputies responded to a home in Little Mountain about  10 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Wash Lever Road where it's believed shots had been fired inside.

Sheriff's Sergeant Curtis Wilson says when officers arrived, they saw 33-year-old Josue Falu strike a woman thought to be his girlfriend – and who reportedly is eight months pregnant.

Wilson says deputies determined Falu had been holding the woman and her two children against their will.

Falu was charged with three counts of kidnapping and with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.


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