Three men indicted on 20 charges in two Myrtle Beach hotel robberies

troot@thesunnews.comAugust 2, 2013 

— An Horry County grand jury indicted three men in connection with a pair of robberies at an Myrtle Beach hotel involving multiple victims, according to court records.

Emhotep Kysheem Shabazz Muhammad, 20, of Georgetown, Calvin Leon Miles Jr., 21, of Myrtle Beach, and Terrance Ronnel Spivey, 23, of Myrtle Beach, were each indicted on eight counts of armed robbery, eight counts of kidnapping, two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and first-degree burglary, according to indictments released Monday. Spivey also was indicted on a charge of first-degree assault and battery.

The men are being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

Myrtle Beach police charged the men in May after three women, whose ages were not listed, told police four men forced their way into a hotel room at the Ocean Plaza about 5 a.m. on April 22 and robbed them of various personal items and cash.

After a knock on their hotel room door, one of the women asked who was there, a man replied that it was Myrtle Beach police, so another woman started to open the door and the men forced their way into the room, according to the report. Once inside the room, the victims said the men forced them onto the bed facedown.

One woman was forced into the bathroom by one of the men where he sexually assaulted her, according to the report. Another man took one of the victim’s car keys and went to the vehicle and took a GPS unit from the car.

The men searched the room and took cellphones, bottles of liquor, their purses, wallets, jewelry, credit cards and flat iron, according to the report. The items were valued at $2,798.

One of the men forced one of the women at knifepoint to walk to a nearby hotel to an ATM inside the lobby and withdraw cash. He then forced her back to the room, according to the report. The men took about $220 cash.

The women said the men took all the items and left, according to the report. The women went to another room and borrowed a phone to call police.

The day before on April 21 Myrtle Beach police were told by three women, ages 20, 19 and a juvenile, that they met the men while walking on the beach, according to the report. The victims said the men came back to their room and after about 15 minutes one of the men punched the juvenile in the face and the suspects pulled out knives.

The victims said they were ordered facedown on the bed and the suspects took valuables from the room, according to the report. The valuables included cellphones, a laptop, cash and wallets.

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