Police: Man raped woman before kidnapping her daughter 03/07/2018 3:06 pm PST Comments WSOC via WSOC CHARLESTON, S.C. -- (WSOC) -- Authorities say a man raped a woman in her South Carolina home before kidnapping her 4-year-old daughter and driving across three Southern states. Prosecutors filed new state charges Wednesday against 37-year-old Thomas Evans Jr., including attempted murder, armed robbery, first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of kidnapping. Authorities say Evans picked the woman at random and followed her after she dropped two of her children off at school to her Charleston home on Feb. 1. Investigators say the woman was beaten and her head slammed into a hardwood floor several times. Authorities say her daughter was found safe with Evans in Alabama on Feb. 14, while he fled from police and was arrested in Mississippi. FULL STORY: Police: Man raped woman before kidnapping her daughter - WSOC #Charleston #SouthCarolina #WSOC Related Stories Abducted S.C. girl, 4, found safe in Alabama; suspect caught FBI: Mom of kidnapped girl apparently was tied up in home Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.