A man wanted by Horry County police in connection with the murder of a 36-year-old man, who was found shot to death in the back bedroom of a Socastee-area home March 27, was arrested Thursday, and one more suspect remains at large.
Tevin George Johnson, 23, of Little River is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records. Johnson surrendered to police Thursday night, according to Lt. Raul Denis with Horry County police.
Police announced they were looking for Johnson and Alex Devon Gourdine, 21, of Myrtle Beach Thursday and labeled the men “armed and dangerous.” In connection to the same case, Jesse Christopher Roberts, 24, of Myrtle Beach was charged Tuesday with murder and possession of a firearm as a felon in the Gwen Drive shooting of Tyrice Smalls.
Roberts participated in the killing of Smalls by providing “transportation, specific intelligence, support and concealment for co-defendants in the murder,” according to an arrest warrant.
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Both Gourdine and Johnson allegedly entered the Gwen Drive home with guns on March 27, police said.
Horry County police responded to a reported shooting at the Gwen Drive home in the unincorporated area of Myrtle Beach around 11:30 p.m. Officers found Smalls lying unresponsive on his back in a rear bedroom of the home.
An autopsy conducted the following day revealed Smalls died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Horry County Police Department detectives arrested Roberts during a search Monday of a home on Jonquil Place in Seagate Village, where officers say they discovered additional leads in the case.
Roberts has also been accused of an unlawful sell or delivery of a firearm. He is being held at the Horry County Detention Center.
Anyone with information on Gourdine’s whereabouts is asked to contact local law enforcement or leave a tip on the tip line at 843-915-8477. Police warn is he is considered armed and dangerous.