MYRTLE BEACH — A man accused of attempted murder in a Sept. 2011 shooting in the Racepath community was arrested Monday by the U.S. Marshals.
Kendrick Walter Green, 28, of Myrtle Beach was charged with attempted murder in the shooting that occurred on Sept. 25, 2011, when a man was struck in the head with a pistol and then shot in the leg.
Jimmy Richardson, with the 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, said Green’s attempted murder charge was changed to first degree assault and battery and he pleaded guilty on Oct. 1 before Judge Ben Culbertson.
Culbertson sentenced Green to five years imprisonment, but gave him until 2 p.m. Oct. 2 to turn himself in so he could say goodbye to family, Richardson said.
When Green didn’t turn himself in, a bench warrant was issued nationwide, Richardson said.
The U.S. Marshals were asked to help locate Green a few days before Halloween when he failed to report to the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, said Amanda Lyons with the U.S. Marshals.
Green was arrested in the Cobblestone Apartment Complex off 48th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.
U.S. Marshals aided Horry County Police and a bloodhound tracking team to arrest Green in February when he ran into a wooded area outside Secrets Nightclub.
Richardson said Culbertson could hold Green in contempt of court for failing to appear.
Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381.