FOREST CITY — A man wanted for an attempted killing and kidnapping in South Carolina was arrested Thursday at a residence in Forest City.

The U.S. Marshals Service — the Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force in Charlotte and Asheville — announced the arrest of Ronald Lee Ward Jr. in a release.

The charges originated in Horry County (Myrtle Beach) on Dec. 24, 2021, when Ward is accused of kidnapping and attempting to kill a woman. Afterward, authorities believed he fled to Forest City, where he was found locked inside a room at a resident on Emory Avenue, police announced.

Ward was arrested and taken to Rutherford County jail, where he is awaiting extradition to Horry County.

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