LADSON, SC (WCSC) - The suspect in an AMBER Alert issued Thursday morning for a missing 16-year-old girl has been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
A judge issued a $500,000 bond for 34-year-old Arthur Jimmy Scott on Friday morning.
The AMBER Alert was issued around 10:15 a.m. Thursday for a 16-year-old Ladson girl. The alert was later canceled after deputies located the missing teen and apprehended the suspect.
During the investigation, investigators received word that a text message had been received from the missing girl by the mother of one of her friends. That message indicated that the 16-year-old was being held against her will and possibly in harm's way.
The missing girl was located a short time later at Givhan's State Park in Dorchester County. The suspect was taken into custody at a traffic stop in the vicinity of the state park.
Scott was taken into custody and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He is currently being held in the Dorchester County Jail.