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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WECT) - A man from Tabor City faces several charges after an incident in Horry County last week.
Anthony Jemell Grate, 32, is charged with armed robbery, robbery while armed or allegedly armed with a deadly weapon, criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and kidnapping.
According to an incident report, the alleged victim claims she stopped at a Wilco in Loris to get some things and left her vehicle unlocked. After driving away toward Tabor City, police say Grate appeared out of the back of the van. Grate told the woman he just needed a ride and wouldn't hurt her, according to the report.
After turning down several unfamiliar roads, the report states Grate had the woman pull over and turn off the vehicle's lights. The report states that the woman was then forced to have sex with Grate. After that alleged incident, the pair drove back toward Tabor City where Grate jumped from the vehicle after it slowed down.
Grate is currently in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center without bail.
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