Devonta Bailey

Devonta Bailey

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety charged a Douglasville, Georgia, man this month after police said he kidnapped a 22-year-old North Augusta woman at gunpoint last month.

Devonta Bailey, 22, is charged with kidnapping, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, third-degree domestic violence and unlawful communication, according to jail records.

Police responded to a Bradleyville Road apartment on Oct. 17, where the victim said the suspect, who was her ex-boyfriend, showed up at her home earlier in the day while she was sitting outside and asked to walk because he wanted to talk, according to a police report.

The victim said when she refused to talk with the suspect, he pulled out a firearm, pointed it at her back and forced her against her will to walk, police reported.

Police reported the suspect told the victim not to say anything as they walked or he would shoot her in the back.

The victim said she walked for a short time with the suspect, then ran away, claiming she heard the suspect try to shoot his gun, according to the report.

The victim told police the suspect was able to catch up with her and strike her in the face with the head of his handgun, the report said.

The suspect let the victim go after she said she started yelling, but told her if she continued he would come come back to kill her, the report said.

Police arrested Bailey on Nov. 4 and took him to the Aiken County detention center, where he remained Tuesday.

Bond information for Bailey was not immediately available.

Tripp Girardeau is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter at @trippgirardeau.