Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Investigation

By February 12, 2020Press Releases

Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces the arrest of an 18-year-old male in connection with a sexual assault investigation.

Garrett Kennard (DOB: 6-4-2001) is housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) charged with First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and Kidnapping after being arrested yesterday.

Today, a judge set a $20,000 surety bond and imposed a no contact order between the suspect and victim.

Kennard is accused of forcing a 15-year-old female victim to commit a sexual act while at party inside a Columbia residence on January 25, 2020. The suspect also allegedly inappropriately touched the victim and prevented her from leaving the immediate area.

The victim went to a local hospital for medical treatment by a SANE nurse.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.