A 68-year-old man went to his door after he heard a person outside knocking and saying his name, but when he opened it three men burst in, tied him up and took $1,000 from his pockets, according to a police report.
This incident happened about 4:50 a.m. Sept. 26, 2013, at an apartment on the 800 block of Columbia Drive in Myrtle Beach. Thursday, one man was arrested and charged in connection with the case, according to booking records at the Myrtle Beach police jail website.
Quinton Lenard Brown, 28, is charged with first-degree burglary, kidnapping and strong arm robbery. He is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center Friday morning on $25,000 bond, jail records show.
Myrtle Beach police officers said they went to the victim’s home about 5:15 a.m. Sept. 26, 2013, after getting complaints about a man sitting in a truck honking the horn, authorities said.
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When police arrived they saw the victim in the truck and noticed his wrist, waist and ankles had rope around them, officers said.
The victim then told the police that three men had burst into his home after he answered his door and forced him to a couch where his hands and feet were tied together, police said.
The victim said the men took his wallet, keys, about $1,000 cash from his pockets and two phones before leaving, authorities said.
The victim said he was able to get his hands and feet untied and made his way to his truck where he honked the horn until help came, police said.
It is unclear at this time what led to Brown’s arrest nearly two years after the incident was reported. No other suspects have been arrested in the case as of Friday morning.