Myrtle Beach man held on $154,260 bond in gun robbery

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 30, 2013 

Caleb Daniel Desjardins

— Bond was set at $154,260 for a 22-year-old Myrtle Beach man in connection with an incident last week involving the man’s family and two stolen guns, according to an Horry County police report.

Caleb Daniel Desjardins, 22, of Myrtle Beach was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 1 p.m. Friday on charges of first-degree burglary, attempted armed robbery, malicious damage to personal property with a value between $2,000 to $10,000 and petty larceny under $2,000, according to jail records.

Horry County police were called by a 50-year-old man at 5 p.m. Thursday to report that Desjardins came to his house and asked for a gun, according to the report. The victim refused and after about 10 minutes of arguing, the victim said Desjardins took a meat cleaver from his vehicle and demanded the victim step back.

The victim said he tried to reason with Desjardins, who stated he “will get a gun and was holding the victim hostage,” according to the report. The victim said he told Desjardins he couldn’t help him and went outside to call police.

The victim told officers his guns were locked in a closet inside the house. The victim said Desjardins tried to use to meat cleaver to open the closet, but had to kick open the door to get inside it. The door was locked with a deadbolt.

The victim reported two guns, valued at $1,600, were stolen during the incident, according to the report. No other details were listed in the report and it was unclear how police took Desjardins into custody.

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