Crime

Conway man charged with attempted murder after police find victim ‘covered in blood’

A Conway man is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and grand larceny, according to Horry County police.

Police responded to 810 Starboard Court in Garden City around 10 p.m. Tuesday night where police found a man confused and covered in blood, according to Lt. Raul Denis.

The injured man could not answer questions and only told police that his car was stolen, police said. Police checked the man’s home and found a significant amount of blood in various places in the home, as well as on a knife and on a gun, according to the report.

Moments later, police were advised a car matching the description had crashed and rolled over at the intersection of Salem Road and Freewoods Road. Police responded to the scene and called in a bloodhound tracking team, police said.

After a search of the area, police found Bruce Anthony Beckman, 47, of Conway, and arrested him.

The injured victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, eventually communicated to officers that he had invited the other man over to drink. The man reported that the suspect attacked him with a knife to rob him and tortured him until he gave him things.

A witness told police she heard four gunshots coming from the house and then saw the victim’s car leaving his house, the report said.

Beckham was searched and police found the victim’s missing items, including a cellphone and credit cards, according to the report. The victim said he hired Beckham as a day laborer for his landscaping business, police said.

He was being held Wednesday at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. The victim was taken to Grand Strand Medical Center for treatment, according to the report.

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