Man accused of kidnapping two people at gunpoint from Myrtle Beach hotel, police say

The Myrtle Beach police have one person in custody in connection to a kidnapping at a hotel.

Police said on late Wednesday night Rysheen Dala Williams, 40, of Columbia, South Carolina, forced his way into a hotel room at the Palette Resort and took two family members at gunpoint.

Williams left with both family members and was found and taken into custody in Florence within four hours.

Both victims were unharmed, authorities said.

”Violence toward a family member is inexcusable, and perpetrators will be prosecuted,” said Chief Amy Prock. “I am thankful for the quick action by our team and for our law enforcement partners who helped recover the victims unharmed.”

Williams is charged with kidnapping, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, burglary first degree, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Additional charges are possible as the investigation is still ongoing.

*story by NBC Greenville