Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kidnapping / Burglary

On 8/7/08 at 8:30 AM Ptlwm. Barrett and Ptlm. Herb responded to an apartment on W. King St for a violation of a Family Protection Order. The officers interviewed the victim who said that she had been woke up in the middle of the night by her ex-boyfriend, 30 yr old Steven Grieco who was holding a knife to her throat. Evidence at the scene indicates that Grieco gained entry to the apartment by removing a window pane, and then laid in wait until the victim was asleeep. Grieco is alleged to have forced the victim from the apartment at knifepoint and led her to his apartment on Boyd Ave. Despite attempts to leave, Grieco held the victim there for several hours. The victim was later released by the suspect after agreeing to contact him later in the day.

Warrants charging the suspect with Burglary and kidnapping were issued by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan Bragg. At 3:15 PM Ptlwm. Barrett monitored a call placed by the victim to Grieco. Grieco agreed to meet with the victim at the intersection of Boyd Ave and W. Race St, assuring her that he would be unarmed at the time. When the suspect arrived at that location, he was taken into custody without incident by Police. At the time of his arrest he was found to be in possession of a large knife consistent with that described by the victim.

A search warrant executed at the apartment of Greico yielded addditional evidence in the case.
Grieco remains in jail

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