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Victim: Suspect showed video of baby put in microwave

Seneca Devon Benning. Photo Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center Seneca Devon Benning. Photo Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Police have arrested a man Saturday in connection to an alleged kidnapping and assault at a motel late Friday night.

According to a police report, officers responded to the White Sands Motel located at 708 N. Kings Hwy in reference to a kidnapping. They were met by the victim who told police a man she knew through friends as "Brooklyn" held her against her will and assaulted her in a room at the motel.

The victim said she was walking to the White Sands Motel in order to meet a friend. Along the way, she was met by "Brooklyn" who said he would walk with her. At that time, "Brooklyn" was allegedly being very friendly toward her, and even carried her through a grassy area to avoid sand spurs.

When they reached a room at the motel, "Brooklyn" changed his persona and pulled the victim into a room by her arm.

Once in the room, "Brooklyn" allegedly held the victim in the room for around three hours, showing her a video on his cell phone of a baby being put into a microwave. He then told the victim that the baby in the video was his child and he "was going to do the same to her."

According to the victim, each time she would attempt to call out for help, the suspect would hit her in the face. He also allegedly grabbed her by the throat, of which officers reported seeing visible abrasions.

The victim also told police "Brooklyn" took her into the bathroom and threatened to stab her with a pair of scissors. He then allegedly began to fill the bathtub with water and informed the victim he was going to drown her. According to the victim, all of this was happening as the suspect recorded her on his cell phone.

At some point, the victim stated she was able to get away from the suspect and flee out of the front door. The victim said the suspect followed her, grabbed her by the arm and threw her into a wall, where she suffered an injury to her lip.

She was able to get away from the suspect once more where she then collapsed near the front office due to exhaustion.

According to the police report, a witness, David Wayne Keeno, was residing in the very same motel room and had been inside the room during the entire incident. The report goes on to state Keeno never attempted to intervene, however, the victim did say when the suspect was not looking, Keeno would motion for the victim to run.

When attempting to speak with Keeno, he was allegedly uncooperative and stated he would not talk to the police. According to the report, Keeno yelled at officers and even attempted to push one out of the way. At that time, he was placed under arrested for disorderly conduct.

The suspect, "Brooklyn," was described as a black male standing around 6'0" and weighing 190 pounds. He was said to be between the ages of 25 and 30 with a bald head and light facial hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white t-shirt with black jeans and white tennis shoes.

Upon further investigation, officers identified "Brooklyn" as 33-year-old Seneca Devon Benning of Myrtle Beach. Benning was arrested Saturday and charged with kidnapping and assault and battery in the first degree.

Online booking records with J. Reuben Long Detention Center indicate Benning was booked around 7:15 p.m. Sunday evening. His bond for the kidnapping charge was set at $50,000 while bond for the assault charge was set at $20,000.

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