Man faces kidnapping, other charges

Published 9:22 am Thursday, August 9, 2018

An Advance man faces four charges after holding a woman hostage in his home.

Kenneth Clore, 27, of Gun Club Road, was charged July 31 with assault inflicting serious injury, assault by strangulation, first-degree kidnapping and second-degree forcible sex offense.

Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman said that Clore had been dating the victim, and for some reason on the night of July 30, he started assaulting her. During the assault, he stopped, apologized, and got her a towel and an Aleve to help relieve pain.

He was being nice, she told investigators, and then told her to go to the bedroom and take off her pants or he would cut them off. He then began to caress and touch her before taking her car keys.

The victim told Clore she needed to leave, and he told her she couldn’t until an injury to her eye healed, Hartman said.

When he went to sleep at about 7:30 a.m. the morning of July 31, she called a friend to come and pick her up. That friend called 911.

She was treated for bruises to the face and marks on her neck, and was taken tot he hospital for treatment.

When officers went to talk to Clore, he said he had a broken hand (from hitting the victim).

After being arrested, he asked how she got to the hospital, even though officers hadn’t told him why he was being arrested.