Horry County police and ATF looking for murder suspect, ATF offering reward

Officials with Horry County police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, known as the ATF, are searching for a murder suspect named Lakenneth Clarida, and the ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction, according to Lt. Raul Denis, spokesman with Horry County police.

Lakenneth L. Clarida, 31, of Longs is believed to be connected to the murder of Tanya James. Denis said that on Oct. 6, 2014, Clarida shot and killed James on Highway 57 in Longs and then ran from the scene.

Police said Clarida has ties to the Longs and Wampee community. Clarida is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, Denis said.

Anyone with information about Clarida’s whereabouts is asked to contact the ATF Tip Line at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), or the Horry County Police at 843-248-1520 or 915-TIPS (8477).