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December 4, 2012

Two more charged in Loris home invasion

Two more people are in custody after a Loris home invasion that occurred during the weekend.

Two more people are in custody after a Loris home invasion that occurred during the weekend.

Police on Tuesday arrested Maurice Alexander Morris, 21, of Loris, and Troy Tereal Gibson, 21, of Longs and charged each with six counts of kidnapping, first degree burglary, armed robbery and resisting arrest.

On Sunday K’Shawn Aldontay Morris, 19, of Loris was charged with armed robbery, first-degree burglary, resisting arrest, unlawful carrying of a pistol and six counts of kidnapping. Detectives and officers with Horry County police and agents with the U.S. Marshals found Maurice Morris and Gibson on Tuesday.

All three remained jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Horry County police were called at 6:40 p.m. Saturday to a home on Camp Swamp Road in Loris where the residents told officers that three men, wearing black scarves over their mouths, forced their way into the home at gunpoint, according to an incident report.

The suspects held the victims, a 30-year-old woman, a 37-year-old man, a 13-year-old girl, a 70-year-old woman, two 12-year-old boys and an infant girl at gunpoint while they took various items from the home, police said.

Police saw the vehicle reported stolen and an officer started to follow it. A chase ensued when the car ran a stop sign and drove in the wrong lane of traffic. Three people jumped from the moving vehicle which crashed into a home on Harris Road.

The three suspects ran behind the home on a dirt path and the officer followed. The officer heard a gunshot and found K’Shawn Morris in some thick brush.

Police learned K’Shawn Morris, who was carrying a gun in his pants, had fallen when the gun when off striking him in the leg, said Sgt. Robert Kegler with Horry County Police.

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