Sioux Falls man accused of keeping woman captive for days

July 6, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old Sioux Falls man has been arrested for kidnapping after he allegedly kept a woman captive in his apartment for several days.

Kermit Lewis is accused of second-degree kidnapping. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says Lewis punched the woman and hit her with objects including a type of wooden club while she was a captive.

The victim also told police she had been sexually assaulted. Clemens says she was bruised, but had no life-threatening injuries.

The woman told police she met Lewis at a bar on June 29, but said he wouldn’t let her leave his residence until Thursday morning. Clemens says Lewis was arrested Thursday evening without issue.

He was to appear in court Friday afternoon.

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