Sexual assault suspect arrested

Michael Darnell Thomas

COLUMBIA (WACH ) â?? A man accused of sexually assaulting a female last month has been arrested.

Michael Darnell Thomas, 22, is charged with First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, First Degree Burglary and Kidnapping.

Thomas is accused of kicking in a door at a South Saluda Avenue residence at approximately 11pm on Saturday, March 15.

Thomas was located at an apartment complex located at 3940 Gil Street in Columbia by members of CPDâ??s Fugitive Team.

Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and Deputies with the Richland County Sheriffâ??s Department (RCSD) assisted with the arrest.