Myrtle Beach man indicted on carjacking, attempted murder charges in robberies

troot@thesunnews.comFebruary 14, 2013 

— A Myrtle Beach man was indicted on charges related to a carjacking and shooting that occurred in October in the city, according to court records.

Ancel Ramon Harris, 18, of Myrtle Beach was indicted on attempted murder, carjacking and an unrelated strong armed robbery charge, according to indictments released last week.

Harris remains jailed on $575,000 bond on those charges and unrelated drug charges, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Harris was taken into custody Oct. 15 after a man reported he was robbed at gunpoint, shot at and had his vehicle stolen when he gave Harris and a woman a ride, according to Myrtle Beach police.

The woman, Krystal Elaine Cox, 26, of Longs, also was charged in the incident, but was not indicted by the grand jury. She remains jailed on similar charges on $590,000 bond.

The victim told police he knew the couple as acquaintances and gave them a ride to the 1400 block of King Street about 10:45 a.m. Oct. 15, police said.

The victim told police the couple pulled him from the car and forced him to go into a nearby wooded area. As the victim walked into the wooded area, the suspects shot at him.

The victim, who was not hurt, had his 2011 Lexus ES 300 stolen, police said.

Harris’ strong armed robbery charge stemmed from an incident on Oct. 11 at the General Store at 210 S. Ocean Blvd., on Oct. 11, police said.

In that incident, a man and woman went into the store at 3 p.m. and waited for other customers to leave until they were alone with the clerk, police said.

The clerk told police that the woman attempted to purchase a drink and when the clerk opened the cash register the man jumped behind the counter, pushed him into the wall and punched him several times, according to the report. The clerk said the woman took the cash register drawer and the couple ran out of the store.

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