Crime

Crime

72 hours in jail won’t solve opioid epidemic, doctor says

A local doctor says putting those who overdose on opiates in jail for 72 hours is not the best way to tackle the county’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus floated the idea of mandatory jail time for overdosers at a public safety committee meeting Monday, but the proposal has met with resistance.

Mugshots

Mugshots, Sept. 29

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the North Myrtle Beach Jail, and the Georgetown County Detention Center. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Crime

Sidney Moorer released from jail after serving time for violating gag order

Sidney Moorer, charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of Heather Elvis, was released from jail Wednesday after serving 61 days in detention on a contempt charge. Moorer spoke briefly with reporters while he waited to be fitted for a GPS-monitoring anklet. Moorer was sentenced to five months in jail July 29, after Judge R. Markley Dennis found him to be in contempt when he violated a gag order in the first trial of his kidnapping charge by talking to a reporter. He earned credit for an earlier release through good behavior and picking up work duties at the jail.

Mugshots

Mugshots, Sept. 28

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the North Myrtle Beach Jail, and the Georgetown County Detention Center. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Mugshots, Sept. 27

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the North Myrtle Beach Jail, and the Georgetown County Detention Center. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Crime

Man tells police he was holding onto heroin, crack, firearm for his cousin

Myrtle Beach police seized 11 grams of narcotics and a loaded handgun from a man in a vehicle that officers say caught their attention when it passed them “emanating an odor of marijuana.” But the man told police most of the drugs, including marijuana, heroin and crack cocaine, and the gun belonged to someone else. Officers followed the black Chrysler 200 and stopped the car at the corner of Futrell Drive and Spivey Avenue shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday.

Mugshots

Mugshots, Sept. 26

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the North Myrtle Beach Jail, and the Georgetown County Detention Center. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Mugshots

Mugshots, Sept. 25

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center and the North Myrtle Beach Jail. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the photo for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Crime

Police investigate Socastee-area bar shooting

Police said they were seeking arrest warrants in connection with a shooting that happened in a Socastee Boulevard bar parking lot early Friday morning. Victims said a man they knew fired a gun at their vehicle as they left the bar.

Crime

Myrtle Beach man charged in Ocean Boulevard robbery

A 38-year-old man was charged with a strong arm robbery that was reported Tuesday along Ocean Boulevard. A woman told police the man ripped her purse from her after a struggle for it and jumped into a vehicle, fleeing the scene, according to a report.

Mugshots

Mugshots, Sept. 24

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the North Myrtle Beach Jail, and the Georgetown County Detention Center. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Crime

Scammers may pretend to be IRS, police, or your grandchild

Horry County Sheriff’s Office officials are warning the public about several phone scams currently happening. One involves scammers posing as IRS agents. In another, callers tell potential victim’s they’ve missed a jury summons and will be arrested. An additional swindle involves scammers saying they are law enforcement had have arrested a victim’s grandchild or pretend to be a victim’s grandchild.

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Mugshots, Sept. 23

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the North Myrtle Beach Jail, and the Georgetown County Detention Center. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Crime

Do you know the man pictured in this surveillance image?

North Myrtle Beach police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man captured in surveillance footage after he allegedly stole a vehicle on Tuesday. Police say the suspect stole a 2014 white in color RAV-4 bearing a South Carolina tag reading EDX 671 from 1625 S. Ocean Blvd. in North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday.

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Child Neglect Suspects Request to Go to Daughters Funeral

Jennifer Wood, 31, and Andrew Wade Johnson, 28, of Aynor each told the judge that they wished to be present for the funeral of their child during a bond hearing on charges of Unlawful Neglect of a Child in Conway on Saturday.
jlee@thesunnews.com
Child Neglect Suspects Request to Go to Daughters Funeral 0:45

Child Neglect Suspects Request to Go to Daughters Funeral

Austin police arrest black teacher, tell her African-Americans have 'violent tendencies' 6:06

Austin police arrest black teacher, tell her African-Americans have 'violent tendencies'

Jameisha Katara Alexander is charged with murder 0:29

Jameisha Katara Alexander is charged with murder

A Conway couple is on trial after being charged with murder 1:31

A Conway couple is on trial after being charged with murder