MYRTLE BEACH — A Myrtle Beach teen was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he admitted he was involved in a carjacking and shooting that occurred a year ago in the city, according to authorities.
Ancel Ramon Harris, 19, of Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty Tuesday to carjacking and attempted murder and Circuit Court Judge Edward Cottingham sentenced him to 15 years in prison on each charge, according to court records. Harris was given credit for the time he has served since being arrested.
Harris is eligible to be released on Oct. 10, 2026, according to S.C. Department of Corrections information.
Also charged in connection with the incident was 27-year-old Krystall Elaine Cox of Longs. She pleaded guilty on Sept. 4 to robbery and was sentenced to seven years in prison by Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman, according to court records.
Cox is eligible for release on June 16, 2016, but could be paroled as early as May 1, 2014, according Department of Corrections records.
Harris was taken into custody Oct. 15, 2012, after a man reported he was robbed at gunpoint, shot at and had his vehicle stolen when he gave Harris and Cox a ride, according to Myrtle Beach police.
The victim told police he knew the couple as acquaintances and gave them a ride to the 1400 block of King Street about 10:45 a.m. Oct. 15, police said.
The victim told police the couple pulled him from the car and forced him to go into a nearby wooded area. Police said the suspects shot at the victim as he walked into the wooded area.
The victim, who was not hurt, had his 2011 Lexus ES 300 stolen, police said.
Harris’ also faced a strong armed robbery charge that stemmed from an incident on Oct. 11, 2012, at the General Store at 210 S. Ocean Blvd., police said.
In that incident, a man and woman went into the store at 3 p.m. and waited for other customers to leave until they were alone with the clerk, police said.
The clerk told police that the woman attempted to purchase a drink and when the clerk opened the cash register the man jumped behind the counter, pushed him into the wall and punched him several times, according to the report. The clerk said the woman took the cash register drawer and the couple ran out of the store.
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