Two men were charged with kidnapping this week in connection with an incident at the home of a Beaufort man missing since late October, according to a news release at midday Wednesday from the Beaufort Police Department.
Varsheen Antuan Smith, 39, and Tyron Anthony Wallace, 21, were charged with kidnapping in connection with the Oct. 25 incident at the home of Ver'mon Steve, who was last seen and reported missing on that same day, the release said.
On that date, an acquaintance of Steve's went to his home on Green Street to meet Steve, who was not there.
When he arrived, the acquaintance was allegedly held at gunpoint by Smith and Wallace and tied up. Smith, Steve's roommate, and Wallace allegedly threatened him with the gun before deciding to let him go, the release said.
Once the victim left the home, he contacted Steve's mother to report his disappearance.
Beaufort police are also investigating the missing persons case, which has turned up few answers to his whereabouts.
Smith and Wallace left Beaufort County after the incident. Beaufort Police obtained warrants for both men on Oct. 30, the release said.
Smith was arrested on Nov. 5 in Hall County, Ga. by U.S. Marshals. A federal parolee, he was also charged with possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the release said.
Wallace also left the state, but returned and came to the Beaufort Police Department on Nov. 16 to turn himself in, the release said.
Both men are being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center.
The investigation into Steve's disappearance is ongoing, the release said.