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Update: Man arrested in connection with strong armed robbery involving victim dragged by moving car and run over

Thomas Jordan Hill
Thomas Jordan Hill

Myrtle Beach police arrested a man wanted in connection with a strong arm robbery that involved a man being dragged from a moving car and run over, authorities said.

Thomas Jordan Hill, 32, whose hometown was not listed, was arrested Wednesday and charged with strong arm robbery, according to jail records.

Details of the arrest were not available.

Michele Lee Parker, 46, of Myrtle Beach, was charged with strong arm robbery in connection with the case also, and was being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on a $25,000 bond on Thursday morning, according to jail records.

Officers were first called about the alleged robbery about 7:30 p.m. Saturday to a Kangaroo gas station at 1695 U.S. 501 where witnesses reported the incident.

Police met three witnesses who said they saw a fight involving Parker, Hill, and the victim on the east side of the gas station parking lot, according to the police report.

The witnesses told authorities that Hill had a man in a headlock while the victim was hanging out of the passenger-side window of a car while it was in motion, police said. Witnesses told police the victim was dragged about 40 feet before the victim fell from the car and was run over, authorities said.

The car then fled and headed east on U.S. 501. Police found the car and Parker, who authorities said was the driver, at the Scotchman at 1101 Third Ave. S., according to the report. Police said Hill left the area before they arrived.

The 27-year-old victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment. Information on his condition was not available Thursday.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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