Horry County police arrest mother of teen charged in fatal Little River shooting

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 17, 2013 

Debbie Lin Littell

— The mother of a teen, who was charged in a Little River area shooting that left a woman dead and critically hurt a man, was charged with being an accessory to the incident, Horry County police Lt. Robert Kegler said.

Debbie Lin Littell, 47, of North Myrtle Beach was charged with accessory after the fact to murder and was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 1:50 p.m. July 11 and released at 5:11 p.m. Saturday on $10,000 bail.

Littell’s son, Brandon James Littell, 18, and Michael Devonte Bellamy, 19, both of Little River are each charged with murder, attempted murder and armed robbery in the shooting death of 21-year-old Kelsie Monin.

The men remain jailed without bond.

A 15-year-old boy also was charged in the June 19 shooting and was being held at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

Monin was found dead from a gunshot wound on Old Crane Road off Sandridge Road about 4 p.m. June 19. Soon after police found her, they were called about a man, who suffered a gunshot wound, at the Kangaroo convenience store on S.C. 90 at Sea Mountain Highway.

During the investigation, detectives were searching for the three young men, Kegler said. Detectives went to a house in Atlantic Beach and spoke to Debbie Littell, who said she had not seen her son.

At 5 a.m. June 20, detectives learned that the suspects were at the home and that Debbie Littell was not truthful when she was questioned about their whereabout, Kegler said. Officers returned to the home and took the suspects into custody.

Detectives also added an armed robbery charge against the suspects after speaking to the wounded man and learning of a robbery, Kegler said.

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