Police: Sumter County Kidnapping Suspect Caught

Shaun DelpatrickSUMTER COUNTY, SC (WOLO) – Authorities with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department say they have apprehended a man who was recently added to their most wanted list.

Shaun Delpatrick Rich, 43, of Marian Lane in Sumter, was arrested following a car stop about 1 a.m. Wednesday by Sumter Police Department and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday, Rich allegedly broken into the home of the mother of his 10-month-old child and forced her to drive them from the residence in her vehicle.

Authorities say the woman convinced him to let her stop at a convenience store for cigarettes and got a customer to call 911 while she locked herself and the child in a restroom.

Rich fled before law enforcement arrived, officials say.

He is charged with burglary and kidnapping and is being held in the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

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