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Bond set at $65,000 for Myrtle Beach man in pizza place robbery

A Myrtle Beach man charged with robbing a Domino’s Pizza at gunpoint is being held on $65,000 bond, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Jermel Hosea Trueblood, 29, is being held on three counts of kidnapping and one count each of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to jail records. He was booked into the detention center at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday after Myrtle Beach police arrested him about 12 hours earlier.

An Horry County police K-9 unit found Trubelood hiding in some water at Withers Swash Park about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday after police said he led them on a chase in the city.

Domino’s Pizza employees called police after a man came into the business located at 5335 N. Kings Highway, jumped the counter and pointed a gun at them while demanding money. The incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Monday.

The man took money from the cash register and safe before he ran out the rear door of the business and drove away, according to the report. Employees gave police a description of the man and the vehicle he left in and officers located it in the area of Third Avenue South and Wither’s Swash Park.

The man jumped from the vehicle and ran into the park area, where police chased after him and set up a perimeter, according to the report. Police used Horry County’s K-9 unit to search the area and found Trueblood hiding in the water. He was arrested without incident and police retrieved a gun from him.

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