Virginia man indicted on murder charge in 2008 Loris shooting

troot@thesunnews.comOctober 3, 2013 

Bradley Gerald Mullins

— A Virginia man was indicted on charges of murder, robbery and burglary in the 2008 shooting death of a Loris man, according to Horry County Grand Jury indictments released Wednesday.

Bradley Gerald Mullins, 35, of Clintwood, Va., was indicted on first-degree burglary, armed robbery and murder in the death of 68-year-old Kelly Joe Elliott on Sept. 11, 2008, according to indictments.

Elliott was found dead in his Loris area home located on Dew Lane from gunshot wounds to his head and chest, according to authorities.

Mullins is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center without bond on the murder charge and on $500,000 bond on the robbery and burglary charges, according to jail records.

Mullins was extradited to Horry County on June 20 after he served a sentence on unrelated charges at the Red Onion State Prison in Virginia.

Three other men also are facing charges in Elliott’s death.

Charles Henderson Mullins, 28, of Bristol, Tenn., Arlie Eugene Mullins, 36, of Morgantown, W.Va., and Anthony Earl Ray, 35, are facing charges of murder, first-degree burglary and armed robbery in connection in Elliott’s death.

Charles Mullins was arrested in April 2011 by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee. Ray was arrested by the Johnston County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina.

Arlie Mullins was arrested in May 2011 in Monongalia County, W.Va.

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