Horry County twin brothers charged after robbery victim reports being tied up, gagged

troot@thesunnews.comJune 26, 2014 

Horry County police charged twin brothers in connection with a Conway man being threatened with a knife, tied up and gagged with a sock and belt, according to a police report.

James Thomas Coulter of Galivants Ferry and Larry Alan Coulter of Myrtle Beach, both 33, were each charged with kidnapping, armed robbery, grand larceny with a value between $2,000 and $10,000 and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center website.

The men, who were booked into the jail at 6:21 p.m. Wednesday, are each being held pending a bond hearing.

On May 22, Horry County police were called at 9 p.m. by a 28-year-old man to Oak Grove Road, which is located off U.S. 378 and Antioch Road, according to the report. Officers found the victim standing in the street waiting for them.

The victim told officers he returned home, went into his room to go to sleep and Larry Coulter came in with a knife and demanded $700 that he had retrieved that day.

“The demands were made at peril of death,” the officer wrote in the report.

The victim said he was tied up with various cords and gagged with a sock and belt before Larry Coulter kicked and choked the victim until he pretended to pass out, according to the report. The victim said Larry Coulter and James Coulter took the $700 cash, an internet router and his 2002 Buick before they left.

It was unclear how the victim got untied or how police arrested the brothers on Wednesday.

No other details were listed in the report.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or on Twitter @tonyaroot.

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