North Augusta man charged in connection with assault, kidnapping case

October 4, 2018

A North Augusta man was charged Tuesday in connection to an assault and kidnapping case involving a 33-year-old Augusta woman that occurred last month.

Joshua Ortez Doggett, 36, of the 400 block of West Clifton Avenue, is charged with first-degree assault and battery and kidnapping, according to jail records.

North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers met with the victim on Sept. 29 who claimed on Sept. 28 the suspect had “held her against her will while engaging in inappropriate acts with her” at his West Clifton Avenue home in North Augusta, according to the report.

The victim said she did whatever the suspect asked of her because she was “very scared” because he had guns and threatened her with bodily harm multiple times, the report states.

The suspect also made the victim clean a bedroom, but during this time she was able to retrieve a knife from her purse and told the suspect she “would cut him” if he did not let her go, according to the report.

The victim said she was able to unlock the door and run out of the house, the report states.

Following an investigation, police determined Doggett was the suspect in question.

Doggett was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he was still being held Wednesday afternoon.

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