The attorney of Heather Elvis kidnapping suspect Tammy Moorer has filed a motion requesting that she be included at the Monday pre-trial hearing for her husband Sidney Moorer, who is charged with kidnapping and obstruction of justice in the case.
“She has wanted to move this case along to court for quite some time now,” said Greg McCollum, Tammy Moorer’s defense attorney, who said she is ready to appear in court Monday.
She has wanted to move this case along to court for quite some time now.
Greg McCollum, Tammy Moorer’s defense attorney
Judge Markley Dennis is expected to hear pre-trial motions at the Horry County Courthouse in Conway on Monday, and McCollum has requested that Tammy Moorer be a part of the proceedings. Tammy Moorer is charged with kidnapping.
The state is against allowing Tammy Moorer to join in the pre-trial motions hearing with Sidney Moorer, and the matter will likely be the first motion heard when the judge takes the bench Monday morning, McCollum said.
McCollum said he wasn’t sure what the outcome was likely to be, but said he was fully prepared.
“We are ready for court on Monday,” he said, adding that Tammy Moorer planned to be in the courtroom.
Nothing else has been scheduled for Tammy Moorer. A June trial has been scheduled for Sidney Moorer on the kidnapping and obstruction of justice charges in the Elvis case. Questionnaires will be mailed to potential jurors in May.
Motions were filed by Sidney Moorer’s attorney, Kirk Truslow seeking to suppress testimony, quash the obstruction of justice indictment, and throw out evidence, such as: statements made by Tammy Moorer made to or about Elvis; communication between Tammy and Sidney Moorer; staged photos of the Moorers posing with a firearm on vacation; and explicit photos of the Moorers, court documents show.
It’s likely the judge will hear only one motion on Monday, but attorneys on both sides couldn’t say for sure on Friday what exactly will take place once court begins.
It’s possible that one motion will be heard and the rest could be argued in mid-June just before the trial, officials said.
Dennis could make an immediate ruling Monday or take the arguments presented under advisement and rule on them later, McCollum said.
Heather Elvis, 20, was last heard from Dec. 18, 2013, and her car was found abandoned at Peachtree Boat Landing on Dec. 19, 2013.
Elvis, 20, was last heard from Dec. 18, 2013, and her car was found abandoned at Peachtree Boat Landing on Dec. 19, 2013. Sidney Moorer, who was previously involved with Elvis, and Tammy Moorer were charged with her murder, but the murder charges and indecent exposure charges for the couple were dropped in March. An obstruction of justice charge for Tammy Moorer also was dropped.
After their arrest in February 2014, the Moorers remained jailed through 2014. Tammy Moorer was released in January 2015 and Sidney Moorer was released in February 2015 after bond was set at $100,000 for each of them by Dennis, according to records.
The Moorers received permission to move to Florida in September after saying they found work in the Sunshine State. Though the couple relocated, they remain under restrictions there, including home detention monitoring, and they must also provide officials with their home and work information and must alert them immediately if anything changes, among other stipulations, court records show.