Two out-of-state bounty hunters got the man they were looking for in Orangeburg County on Tuesday, but the sheriff’s deputies got the bounty hunters, as well.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says, in all, four people were arrested— including the bounty hunters now charged with kidnapping. Deputies say the two were in Eutawville looking for David Smith, Sr who is wanted in Maryland. Without notifying law enforcement, Corey Newkirk of Hendrum, Minnesota and Shannon Samuel of North East, Maryland went to Smith’s residence, handcuffed him and removed him from the home along with his 7-year-old son.
Deputies arrived on the scene (the office’s release does not explain who called them) and determined the arrest warrant for Smith was valid. He remains under arrest. The mother of the 7-year-old was also arrested for providing police false information about her identity.
Meanwhile, Newkirk and Samuel were each charged with two counts of kidnapping and Samuel was charged with a possession of a weapon during a violent crime.