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Grand jury indicts four people in double shooting at Myrtle Beach hotel

Grant Anthony Dollens, left, and Roxana Lisa Cumpan
Grant Anthony Dollens, left, and Roxana Lisa Cumpan

Four people arrested in connection with a Conway man’s parents being found shot to death in March inside a Myrtle Beach hotel room were indicted by an Horry County grand jury, according to court records.

In indictments released Tuesday, Alexander Gray Turner, 23, was indicted on charges of murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a pistol in connection with his parents being found dead March 6 in a room at the Landmark Hotel on Ocean Boulevard.

Turner’s girlfriend, Chelsi Lelia Griffin, 19, also was indicted on two counts of accessory after the fact of murder, according to indictments.

Two other people, who authorities said helped the couple after the killings, Roxana Lisa Cumpan, 19, of Pottstown, Penn., and Grant Anthony Dollens, 21, of Columbia, were each also indicted on accessory after the fact of murder charges.

Turner remains jailed pending a bond hearing on the murder charges, while Griffin was released April 19 on $50,000 bail, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. She was also charged with two counts of murder at the time of her arrest.

Cumpan and Dollens were each released on $25,000 bail on the accessory charges, according to jail records.

Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said Turner’s parents, Carrie Daley Turner, 52, and Steven Gray Turner, 61, of Durham, N.C., were found dead in the hotel room March 6.

Griffin had been dating Turner and the couple were arrested together the next day at Monarch Apartments near Coastal Carolina University. Griffin and Dollens were students at CCU at the time of the incident.

In affidavits Conway police said Cumpan and Dollens helped hide Turner and Griffin, who were wanted by police.

In the affidavit filed with the murder charges, Myrtle Beach police said that they learned Turner and Griffin were at the hotel and tried to extend the stay of the room, but it was denied by Landmark staff. Soon after, the couple was seen leaving the hotel in Turner’s parents’ vehicle, a 2015 Kia Optima.

Police also learned that credit cards belonging to Turner’s parents were used after their bodies were discovered in the room, according to the affidavit.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or on Twitter @tonyaroot.

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