Trial date set for man accused of rape while out on bond

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By Sam Hickman

 The trial date for an Ash man accused of rape and kidnapping while out on bail has been set for Sept. 17 in Brunswick County Superior Court.

Richard Teremaine Gore, 30, of 5246 Marlow Road, was out of jail on $50,000 bail in January when he broke the straps of his court-ordered GPS tracking device and drove to Little River, S.C., Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigators said.

Gore drove to a woman’s house, used a stolen Remington pistol to kidnap her, driving her to his home, and assaulted her, warrants show. Deputies responded after receiving a kidnapping call when he sped away on Etheridge Road and Ash Little River Road in a Jeep Liberty.

During the chase in which Gore’s vehicle exceeded the posted speed limit signs by 15 mph, Gore struck Deputy Daniel Brown’s vehicle, according to warrants.

Gore also tried to hit Deputy Adolph Ford’s vehicle and was in possession of cocaine when he was arrested, warrants show.

Gore was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping, two counts of assaulting a government official with a deadly weapon, fleeing to elude arrest, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a female, assault by pointing a gun, felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and two counts of injury to personal property.

Gore is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $5 million bail.

While out on bail, he was facing charges of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation and assault on a female stemming from the May 2013 incident involving the same woman, the sheriff’s office said.

Warrants allege Gore “choked the victim until she lost consciousness and left bruises around her neck area” during the assault.

Gore was previously convicted on felony drug charges in South Carolina. He was convicted in January 2007 on charges of possession of controlled substances with the intent to distribute, a crime which is a first-degree felony in South Carolina, warrants show.


Sam Hickman is a staff writer for the Beacon. Reach him at 754-6890 or shickman@brunswickbeacon.com.