Myrtle Beach police plan to charge four men in convenience store robbery, police chase

troot@thesunnews.comMay 2, 2013 

Myrtle Beach police took four men into custody early Thursday after a convenience store robbery that later led to a police chase that ended with the men trying to flee on foot from police in North Myrtle Beach

Jeffrey Myers, 20, of Andrews is charged with entry on another’s land for various purposes without permission. His bail is set at $237.50.

Taquiel Myers, 19, of Myrtle Beach and Willie Hannah and Everette Langely, both 19 and from Andrews, are charged with malicious injury to a tree or house and trespassing on real property. Bail for each is set at $500.

The arrests are linked to incidents that followed after Myrtle Beach police were called at 11:48 p.m. Wednesday for an armed robbery at the Scotchman station at Third Avenue South and Secondary Highway 15, said Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes. Two men armed with guns went into the store, hit the clerk in the back of the head with a gun and robbed the business.

He said at 11:55 p.m. that night someone reported gunshots fired at the Kangaroo station at 14th Avenue South and Kings Highway. Two people at that store said a man fired a shot at them after two men approached them in the parking lot.

Police said the suspects then got into a vehicle and drove northbound on Ocean Boulevard. Officers found the vehicle on Ocean Boulevard and tried to stop it, but the driver fled.

Officers pursued the vehicle but lost it in the area of 29th Avenue North and Oak Street, Knipes said. Horry County police and state troopers were notified of the chase and vehicle description.

Horry County police soon found the vehicle and began to pursue it, Knipes said. The chase ended in North Myrtle Beach when the four suspects jumped from the vehicle and tried to run away.

Horry County police Sgt. Robert Kegler said Horry County police’s bloodhound tracking team chased the suspects and caught them within an hour, Kegler said.

Though all four men fled in the car, it’s wasn’t clear Thursday who robbed the Scotchman or who fired a shot in the Kangaroo parking lot, police said.

An investigation continues.

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