A Spalding County grand jury has indicted a Macon man on kidnapping and other felony charges related to a September 2020 incident that occurred in Spalding County.
Steven Phillip Mash, 40, is charged with kidnapping, influencing a witness, home invasion, aggravated stalking, battery-family violence and criminal trespass.
Mash is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges June 30 in Spalding County Superior Court.
The charges stem from a Sept. 11, 2020, incident when Spalding County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an alleged kidnapping that was reported by the victim’s mother.
According to testimony given by SCSO investigator Gerald Phillips at a preliminary hearing for Mash held in November 2020, video evidence reportedly showed Mash kicking his then-girlfriend in the stomach, hitting her in the face, and appearing to drag her by her hair before forcing her into a car and driving away.
Phillips also said the victim was hesitant to pursue the case due to a reported tumultuous relationship she had with Mash in the past.
The victim was transported to Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. Mash was arrested and transported to the Spalding County Jail.