Ocean Lakes security guard charged with kidnapping, hitting man with brass knuckles

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

Horry County issued arrest warrants for an Ocean Lakes Security Guard formerly employed by the family campground. The security guard allegedly punched someone with brass knuckles.

The warrant shows that Robert Correa Jr., 29, of Myrtle Beach, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and second-degree assault & battery.

According to a police report, Horry County police responded to the 6000 block of S. Kings Highway near Surfside Beach regarding a physical disturbance.

A police report states that the victim was biking down the road when Correa stopped him and tried to take his bike. Correa also tried to detain him.

In an effort to escape Correa, the victim pushed Correa and hit him, the report states. Correa then struck the victim in the face with brass knuckles two to three times, causing his lip to split.

Police found out from a security supervisor at the campground that Correa was not a SLED officer and had no authority to detain people. The Ocean Lakes Security Guard was therefor also charged with kidnapping.

The entire incident was caught on body camera, which officers reviewed, according to the report. Correa was then booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, where he was held for second-degree assault and kidnapping after it was determined he didn’t have legal authority to detain the man.

Booking records indicate that Correa was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at about 2:50 a.m. Thursday.

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