Two Horry County men were formally charged by a grand jury in connection with the death of a Little River man whose throat was cut while he was already unconscious, according to records.
Jeffrey Michael Landacre, 21, of Little River, and John Lee Monroe Scott, 35, of Little River, were indicted by a grand jury on charges related to the Nov. 27 death of Johnny Ray Caulder.
Landacre was charged with accessory after the fact of murder and Scott was indicted on charges of murder and armed robbery in the 51-year-old man’s death, records showed. The indictment against Scott showed that Caulder was stabbed in the chest and neck before he was robbed.
Horry County police officers were called at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 27 to B and M Interiors on U.S. 17, and found Caulder dead in the parking lot. During the investigation, Horry County police detectives learned that Caulder and Scott had argued earlier in the evening while walking home from a friend's house.
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The argument turned physical when Scott elbowed Caulder and left him unconscious in the parking lot of the business. Police said Scott returned to the scene with a knife and cut Caulder's throat before taking his cigarettes.
Landacre knew about the incident after the initial assault, and he had knowledge of Scott's intent of the homicide but did not report it to police, according to police.