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Ex-Myrtle Beach cop charged in connection to providing guns to felon

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An ex-Myrtle Beach police officer faces five years in prison for providing guns to a known felon, officials say.

Myrtle Beach police charged Jeffrey Brown, 54, on Monday with unlawful sale of a pistol. He appeared in Myrtle Beach municipal court for a bond hearing and was released on his own recognizance.

According to Myrtle Beach spokesman Mark Kruea, Brown served as a police officer between April 30, 1997, and May 2003.

In late March, officers went to a Rosehaven Drive residence where they used a search warrant to enter the property, according to an arrest report.

Inside they found a Glock 23C and a Glock 43, according to the warrants. A resident said Brown provided the guns for protection.

Brown knew the felon couldn’t possess handguns because of a prior criminal history, the warrants state.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.


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