Arrest made in alleged sexual assault, kidnapping of elderly Dalzell woman

A man has been charged with kidnapping, sexual assault and weapons charges by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting an elderly Dalzell woman.
Deputy Ken Bell, public information officer for the agency, said 66-year-old Edward Earl McElveen faces charges of felon in possession of a weapon during a violent crime, kidnapping and sexual assault.
McElveen is being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center to await a court appearance.
According to investigators, the 78-year-old victim reached out to officers while receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries Wednesday after the alleged Tuesday evening incident.

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