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He drove the car during Conway crime spree, cops say. He faces more serious charges.

Conway police chase suspects appear before judge for bond hearing

A Horry County Magistrate sets bond for four suspects in connection to a stolen vehicle and Conway area shootings including on Hemingway Chapel Road. The four were arrested after they tried to flee from police.
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A Horry County Magistrate sets bond for four suspects in connection to a stolen vehicle and Conway area shootings including on Hemingway Chapel Road. The four were arrested after they tried to flee from police.

Horry County police have located a gun thrown from the vehicle involved in a chase in the Conway area, but a fifth suspect remains at large.

Four suspects were charged with being in possession of a stolen vehicle valued at $10,000 or more following several shooting incidents and a police chase last week. Quashaun Bromell, 22, is still wanted for failure to stop for blue lights and possession of stolen vehicle.

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Quashaun Bromell Courtesy of Horry County Police Department

Capt. John Harrelson with Horry County Police Department said Bromell is believed to have been the driver of the vehicle that police say matched the description of one tied to several Conway-area shootings.

“We’re still continuing the investigation,” Harrelson said Monday, adding the vehicle involved has been processed.

A detective saw a firearm thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit, and officers found it on Adrian Highway, Harrelson said.

Harrelson would not confirm whether the situation is drug or gang-related, only saying the investigation is ongoing.

A police-involved chase started Wednesday when officers tried to stop a vehicle matching the description of one tied to several shootings in the Conway area, Harrelson said.

The chase ended about 5 p.m. on Tracy Lane near Hucks Road and Highway 701, and one suspect ran from the car, he said. Officers were in the area looking for the suspect for several hours, and used bloodhounds and a drone to look for the suspect who wasn’t found, Harrelson said. County councilman Al Allen also helped law enforcement by using his airplane to fly officers over the area.

Trustin Di’Jontra Brown, 19; Chrishawn Sanders, 20; Julie Suba, 18; and Shaquille Kayson Blakeley, 25, were arrested but have been released from jail on bonds of $3,500 or less.

Authorities have not charged any of them in connection to weapons-related or attempted murder charges following the shootings at the Noel Villa Apartments. Harrelson said officers are investigating the shooting near Hemingway Chapel Road for possible connections.

Bromell has 15 pending charges, according to the public index. Those charges include four armed robbery and four kidnapping charges.

Harrelson said people should use caution if Bromell is spotted.

“Having recovered a weapon thrown from the vehicle, we would definitely urge caution, and advise that he not be approached,” Harrelson said.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect. Call 911, 843-915-TIPS or email crimetips@horrycounty.org if you have details concerning his whereabouts.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong

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