Armed man kidnaps student in SC college dorm, police say

Carell Kewann Ellis
Carell Kewann Ellis

SPARTANBURG, S.C.  – A man was arrested at a Wofford College dormitory building early Sunday morning after trespassing on the school’s property, according to the Wofford College Police Department.

Wofford Police say 20-year-old Carell Kewann Ellis, of Una, was charged with kidnapping after he held a student against her will.

According to the incident report, Ellis pulled the student into a dorm room and locked the door behind her, not letting her leave.

He then pulled out a handgun and marijuana from his hoodie pocket and hid it in the ceiling, the report says.

Wofford Police say Ellis had been asked to leave and was warned in the past to not come back on the school’s campus.

Ellis was charged with kidnapping, trespassing, and carrying a weapon on school property.

He was also charged with possession of 28g (1 oz) or less of marijuana.

Ellis was taken into custody without incident and is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.