Myrtle Beach man indicted on kidnapping charge

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 9, 2013 

— A Myrtle Beach man was indicted on a charge of kidnapping in connection with an acquaintance being robbed at gunpoint, according to authorities.

Dillan Parker Drye, 20, of Myrtle Beach was indicted on a charge of kidnapping, according to indictments released Tuesday.

Drye remains jailed without bond on the kidnapping charge, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Myrtle Beach police also charged Drye with armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, first-degree assault and battery and simple possession of marijuana.

In addition to Drye’s arrest, Myrtle Beach police also charged Mary Brown, 21, of Myrtle Beach with three counts of accessory after the fact to a felony in connection with the incident that occurred on March 27, according to authorities. Brown was not indicted.

According to a police report, a 24-year-old babysitter said she called a man, Drye, and asked him to come get her. Once in his vehicle, he told her needed to stop by his home in the 7000 block of North Ocean Boulevard to pick something up.

When they arrived, the suspect asked the victim to come inside for a minute. Once in the house, he got a handgun and robbed her at gunpoint, the report stated.

Police said the victim and Drye were acquaintances.

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