Man charged with holding woman hostage in Gaston County

- A Gaston County man was charged after breaking into a woman's home and holding her hostage Saturday evening, according to Gaston County Police. 

Detectives say Scott Warren Flow, 48, of Fort Mill, SC, forced his way into the house in the 1000 block of Old Dallas Highway around 9:50 PM. The woman's children were able to escape from the house and notify a neighbor who called police. 

When officers arrived they attempted to get Flow out of the residence but were unsucessful. The Gaston County Police Emergency Response Team was called to the scene by officers to negotiate with Flow. The team used tactical means to remove Flow and the victim was taken to the hospital by EMS for treatment.

Flow is charged with burglary, kidnapping, & violation of a domestic violence protective order. He is booked at the Gaston County Jail. 

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