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Savannah Nicole Lee Martin (Al Cannon Detention Center)

An 18-year-old woman pepper-sprayed, beaten, kidnapped, robbed and left on Maybank Highway was targeted because she had a relationship with a friend’s ex-boyfriend, affidavits state.

Savannah Nicole Lee Martin, 17, was taken into custody by officers with the Charleston Police Department Saturday evening shortly after the victim in the series of violent events showed up at a local hospital.

Affidavits state the two teens planned to hang out together, but after the victim went to bed at Martins’ Arbor Trace home for the night, she was awakened with pepper spray and pistol-whipped. She said Martin told her, “Get your mother f—– a– to my car!”

The woman said she was then forced into Martin’s Jeep by Martin and two other people. The victim told officers one person kept a pistol pointed at her in the back seat while Martin held a silver revolver in the passengers side of the vehicle.

Once in the area of 1907 Maybank Highway, the victim said Martin told her to empty her pockets. Affidavits state the victim handed over $150 in cash, a pair of brass knuckles and a blue pocket knife.

Martin is facing charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a violent crime. As of noon Tuesday, the former West Ashley High School student had not been through bond court.

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