Horry County Man Charged With Kidnapping And Assaulting a Woman

An Horry County man was charged with kidnapping and assault after leading authorities on a chase. 27-year-old Joshua Whitney is a suspect to a case where a woman stated she was walking to a gas station on Highway 544 when Whitney pulled up in his vehicle and forced her inside. Whitney was spotted Monday along a highway and a traffic stop was initiated. He came to a stop but continued to drive off leading to a chase. It proceeded to Marion County before returning to Horry County where Whitney got out and took off on foot before being caught by police. He is currently being held with no bond.