Conway police have charged four men in connection with five cases, including the shooting death of a 29-year-old man last week, according to a news release.
Police charged Lorenzo Jaquel Herion, 19, of Conway with murder, first-degree burglary, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of criminal conspiracy and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Herion is charged murder and possession of a weapon in the shooting death of 29-year-old Malcolm Edward Kinlaw of Conway, according to police.
Kinlaw died Wednesday after being shot about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Kinlaw, who was initially taken to Conway Medical Center, but later transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, was found in a vehicle after it crashed into the building of Thomas Supply Co., in the 1500 block of Third Avenue.
The charges against Herion also stem from a July 14 home invasion on Ernest Finney Avenue and a Sept. 16 armed robbery. Also charged in those cases are Jackie Duvale Jenkins, 24, of Loris, and Eric Dimitri Gause, 24, of Longs.
Jenkins and Gause also face charges that stem from an Aug. 20 shooting where a man was shot in the leg while walking in the area of Ninth Avenue and U.S. 701 South.
Jenkins is charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, three counts of armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of criminal conspiracy and three counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, police said.
Gause is charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, accessory before the fact of a felony, accessory after the fact of a felony and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, police said.
William Christopher Suggs, 26, of Conway, also is charged with first-degree burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
The charges stem from the following incidents:
On July 14, shortly before midnight, Conway police were called to an apartment no Ernest Finney Avenue for a home invasion. Officers learned a man went outside to get something from his vehicle when he was approached by a man with a gun, who forced him back inside, according to the release. Four other men followed them inside and the man said once inside the suspect tied his hands and feet, assaulted him and ransacked his apartment.
The man reported jewelry, cell phone and money was stolen from him during the robbery, according to the release. He was treated for minor injuries and police charged Herion, Jenkins, Gause and Suggs in connection with the incident.
On Aug. 20, about 11 p.m., Conway police were called to the 500 block of Mauldin Street for gunshots being fired in the area, according to the release. While at that location, officers learned a man was at Conway Medical Center and told police he was shot in the leg while walking between Ninth Avenue and U.S. 701 South.
The man said two men walked up to him, one put a gun to his head and he struggled with the suspects, according to the release. The man ran away and one of the men fired a gun and he was shot in the leg. The suspects ran after him and took his money before they ran from the area.
Gause and Jenkins were charged in connection with this incident.
On Sept. 16, about 6 p.m., Conway police were called to 140 El Bethel Road where a man told police he had been robbed. The man said he was at a car wash there to meet someone about purchasing some vehicle rims.
The man said a man came up to him and then another man drove up. The men had guns and took the man’s money before they got into a vehicle driven by a third man and left.
Herion, Jenkins and Gause are charged in connection with this incident.
At 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, police went to Parkhill Drive to arrest a person wanted by Horry County police and found Jenkins inside the home with a handgun in the waistband of his pants. He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by certain persons.
The men are being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center pending bond hearings.