CHESTER, SC (WBTV) - A Chester man was arrested on Monday, accused of beating a woman in front of an 11-year-old girl and holding the woman against her will for two days.
Robert James West, 40, is charged with kidnapping/abduction, unlawful act towards a minor, and domestic violence.
The arrest came after deputies were called to a home on Michau Drive by the woman, who said she wanted to go inside to get her clothes. The woman told the deputies that West had been beating on her for the past month.
The woman said that on Dec. 30, West came into the kitchen while she was cooking and began beating her with a belt. She said he then dragged her on the floor by her hair in front of the young girl.
According to the report, the victim told deputies that West then kept her inside for two days against her will and took her phone so she couldn't call for help.
West was arrested on the charges and taken to the Chester County Jail.