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Contempt of court hearing set for Tammy Moorer, accused of violating gag order

Polly Caison speaks on behalf of daughter Tammy Moorer

Polly Caison, Tammy Moorer's mother, asks for the gag order to be lifted concerning the Sidney and Tammy Moorer kidnapping charges.
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Polly Caison, Tammy Moorer's mother, asks for the gag order to be lifted concerning the Sidney and Tammy Moorer kidnapping charges.

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, charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of Heather Elvis, was released from jail Sept. 28, 2016 after serving 61 days in detention on a contempt charge. Moorer spoke briefly with reporters while he waited to be fitted for a GPS

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.

"Every time we sit in the courtroom, it all resurfaces. Every little detail they bring up, it resurfaces," Debbi Elvis says after day three of the Sidney Moorer kidnapping trial.

Emily Weaver: 843-444-1722, @TSNEmily

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