A Longs couple is accused of holding their landlady at gunpoint when she tried to evict their friend on Nov. 9.
Horry County police responded to 2339 Benton Dr. in the Longs area of the county in reference to a trespassing along with a subject carrying an assault rifle on Nov. 9, according to an incident report.
Officer Quintard Tucker reported he saw 43-year-old Steven Edward Mills walking toward his vehicle with “what appeared to be ballistic body armor, a handgun inside a holster on his right hip and one handgun in his back left pocket.”
The firearms were determined to be a semi-automatic handgun and a .380 caliber handgun, according to the report.
Officers heard about what happened in the house from Mills and his wife, Victoria, 45, although their accounts are blacked out in the heavily redacted police report.
“When the homeowner/landlord served (a person staying at the home) with eviction documents, on Nov. 9, they responded by blocking the landlord from leaving and using firearms to intimidate and threaten the landlord,” said Lt. Raul Denis of the Horry County Police Department.
According to the police report, the homeowner and a passenger in her vehicle were blocked from leaving the location after she delivered the eviction notice and said Mills came out wearing a bulletproof vest and waving an assault rifle, threatening to shoot her and her passenger.
Mills and his wife were arrested on warrants Nov. 26, when police say the couple returned to the home to find out the homeowner had carried out the eviction and called the police.
Steven Mills is charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of pointing and presenting a weapon. Victoria Mills is also charged with two counts of kidnapping.