Polly Caison speaks on behalf of daughter Tammy Moorer
A woman accused of kidnapping Heather Elvis in 2013 is set to appear in court Monday morning for a hearing on a contempt of court charge.
Tammy Moorer and her husband, Sidney, have each been charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of Heather Elvis, who was last seen in December 2013. Sidney Moorer also faces an obstruction of justice charge in the case and is set to go to trial on that count Aug. 28.
Tammy Moorer is scheduled to be in court at 11 a.m. Monday for a hearing to decide whether she violated a gag order placed on the case, according to the Horry County Clerk of Court’s office.
Sidney Moorer was found to be in contempt for violating the gag order last July and served 61 days in jail after speaking to a reporter during the first trial of his kidnapping charge. That trial ended with a hung jury, but the state announced plans to retry the kidnapping case. The new trial - yet to be set - will be held in Georgetown County.
No trial date has been set for Tammy Moorer’s kidnapping charge.
Heather Elvis’ car was discovered at Peachtree Landing in Socastee by police on Dec. 19, 2013. No one has heard from her since Dec. 18, 2013, and family and friends continue to gather each month on the 18th for prayer vigils.