Motion to reconsider bond for Tammy Moorer filed

troot@thesunnews.comApril 11, 2014 

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— A 42-year-old woman facing charges in the disappearance of 20-year-old Heather Elvis, is requesting another bond hearing, according to court records.

Greg McCollum, attorney for Tammy Moorer, has filed for a reconsideration of bond for the woman, who along with her 38-year-old husband, Sidney Moorer, is charged with murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice and two counts of indecent exposure related to Elvis.

Circuit Court Judge Steven John, the administrative judge handling the case, has not set a date for the reconsideration.

Court records indicated no motion for reconsideration of bond had been filed for Sidney Moorer as of Friday.

John denied bond for both Moorers during their initial hearing on March 17. On March 21, the couple was indicted on the charges by an Horry County grand jury, which met the day before, according to court records. That day, John also signed a gag order, which prohibits any prosecutors, defense attorneys or their staffs and members of law enforcement, who have investigated the case, to publically speak about it.

The four page gag order keeps any person officially involved with the case – including attorneys and police – from publicly commenting or releasing any documents unless John has approved the release beforehand, according to the document.

Heather Elvis was last seen the night of Dec. 17 and last heard from early Dec. 18, according to authorities. She was reported missing Dec. 19 after Horry County police found her car, which was registered to her father, parked at the Peachtree boat landing. Elvis’ keys, cellphone and purse were not found in the locked car and she remains missing.

Police charged the Moorers with murder and kidnapping Feb. 24 in connection with Elvis’ death.

During the initial bond hearing, prosecutors pointed to cellphone records and video surveillance to build their case against the couple. Defense attorneys said the evidence is circumstantial with no link to tie the couple to Elvis’ disappearance.

Tammy Moorer is being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center, while Sidney Moorer is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or follow her at Twitter.com/tonyaroot.

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