Grand Strand Crime

  Local contestants from ‘The Voice’ give impromptu performance of Lady Gaga’s ‘Shallow’

Cecily Hennigan, 16, was in the crowd watching Jimmy Mowery, 31, perform wearing her “Team Blake” jacket. The Conway High School student picked up the guitar, and the pair ended up performing two songs together: Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” and “Closer” by the Chainsmokers.

  Officials identify suspect who injured ducks with blow darts in SC

  ‘You’ve been busted:’ Horry County police arrest two in connection with armed robberies involving LetGo app

Police: Man kidnapped, held woman for most of 2018 Memorial Day bike rally

Report: Parents arrested after toddler tests positive for marijuana

Report: Shots fired during robbery outside Myrtle Beach hotel; 2 arrested in Charlotte

Myrtle Beach man requests new trial after pleading guilty to shooting, killing man

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  Four homes hit during shooting in Horry County; police investigating

Report: Woman beaten, robbed while walking to work

  ‘Four star general’ of gang that operated in Horry, Florence counties, eight others sentenced to prison

Report: Man tied up in home, hit during armed robbery

Two taken to hospital after early morning shooting in Myrtle Beach

Senor Frogs’ employee punched in the face in bathroom, report says

Myrtle Beach man faces six counts following arrest for allegedly possessing child porn

A Myrtle Beach has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Pedestrian in critical condition following hit-and-run crash; woman charged

A woman was arrested following a hit-and-run accident last Friday night that injured a pedestrian, according to Cpl. Thomas Vest with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Police: Man had shotgun, brass knuckles, knives and propane tanks in Market Common

A man was taken into custody Thursday with a laundry list of weapons according to Myrtle Beach Police. Police say a man had a shotgun, two blades, brass knuckles as well as propane tanks when he was taken into custody for what authorities are calling a ‘weapon law violation.’ Police searched a loca

  Police break up dog fighting operation in Aynor area; four charged

Eighteen dogs were seized and four people were taken into custody after Horry County police broke up a dog fighting operation this week.

Suspects involved in robbery at Myrtle Beach hotel captured in Charlotte

Report: Friend of Charleston church shooter lied to Myrtle Beach police during arrest

  Conway man sentenced to 30 years in 2016 shooting death of taxi driver

Police: Man admits to starting brush fire near SC-NC border; charged with arson

Man in custody after firing shots at Market Common, police say

Jury convicts Loris man of shooting, killing nephew on Christmas Day

Worker accused of embezzling $2 million from NMB resort construction project

A man who was in charge of money for a North Myrtle Beach construction project is now accused of embezzling millions from the project.

  Chief Deputy: Civil forfeiture bill could have big impact on sheriff’s office, taxpayers

Chief Deputy Tom Fox opposes the bill and said it would greatly hinder law enforcement's ability to fight illegal activity and potential impact taxpayers, but does think change is needed.

2 men wanted in armed robbery near Coastal Grand Mall, police say

Police are investigating reports of an armed robbery in the area of the Belk store in Myrtle Beach.

Friend of Charleston church shooter arrested in Myrtle Beach

A friend of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested Wednesday morning in Myrtle Beach.

Report: Man steals thousands from hotel room safe

A man was arrested Tuesday after police say he stole thousands of dollars from a hotel room safe.

  Fugitive wanted for murder found hiding in refrigerator, sheriff’s office says

A man wanted for murder in Connecticut is sitting in a South Carolina jail cell.

SC Court of Appeals considering arguments in case of man accused of kidnapping, murdering Aynor teen in 2013

More than 18 months after a judge granted a motion to suppress evidence in the case of one of the men charged in the 2013 kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Zachary Malinowski, a trial has still not taken place.

  Judge denies jail informant’s request for lawyer after filling lawsuit tied to Brittanee Drexel disappearance

A federal judge has stricken down an inmate’s request to be represented by an attorney after filing a lawsuit in reference to the 2009 disappearance of Brittanee Drexel.

  Hearing scheduled in Conway CresCom Bank murder case

A hearing has been scheduled in the case of the man accused of shooting and killing two women during a bank robbery in August 2017. Brandon Council faces a death sentence after he allegedly shot and killed Katie Skeen and Donna Major during the robbery of the CresCom bank in Conway.

Police look for woman accused of shoplifting, assault at Conway Food Lion

Conway police are looking to identify a woman wanted in connection with a weekend shoplifting and assault at a Food Lion location.

SCAM ALERT: Horry County Sheriff’s Office warns about jury duty scam

The Horry County Sheriff’s Office says a jury scam is making its way around the community.

Woman wanted for questioning in Little River homicide investigation

Horry County police want to question a woman about a December homicide.

Heroin rocks and thousands in cash seized during traffic stop

A Myrtle Beach man was found with rocks of heroin during a traffic stop according to Horry County Police.

Shots fired at Broadway at the Beach, police say

Myrtle Beach Police respond to Broadway at the Beach for a man who threatened people early Saturday morning, saying he was going to his car to get a gun.

NMB healthcare aide accused of stealing $11K from former mayor

A woman trusted to take care of a former mayor is now accused of stealing from her.

Man sentenced to 8 years in prison for trafficking drugs

A man pleaded guilty to trafficking drugs Thursday and was sentenced to eight years in prison, according to a news release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

3-year-old tests positive for THC; man arrested, report says

A Little River man was arrested after a three-year-old who was in his care tested positive for THC.

Horry County teacher arrested after open beer can found in her desk, report says

A minor car accident Thursday morning ended with a Loris High School teacher being arrested and placed on administrative leave.

Local psychologist charged for not paying taxes on over $780K

A man was arrested Thursday by the South Carolina Department of Revenue after he allegedly failed to report over $780,000 of income, according to a news release.

Horry business owner arrested, accused of failing to pay over 26K in withholding taxes

A local business owner was arrested Thursday by the South Carolina Department of Revenue after he reportedly failed to pay over $26,000 in withholding taxes, according to a news release.

CCU student charged with sexually assaulting woman

A Coastal Carolina University student was arrested Wednesday after allegedly sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman last month.

Police seize AK47s, drugs and cash after search warrant; 5 arrested

Five people were arrested after police seized drugs, cash and several firearms from a Myrtle Beach area home.

Judge denies man’s motion for ‘stand your ground’ defense in murder case

A judge denied a Myrtle Beach man’s motion to dismiss his pending murder charges under the “stand your ground” defense on Tuesday.

Gunman in shooting caught on Facebook Live pleads guilty

The man who was captured on Facebook Live firing shots on Ocean Boulevard entered a guilty plea on Wednesday.

Cocaine, ecstasy seized following search warrant at Socastee home

Police seized drugs and made two arrests Monday following a search warrant at a home in the 400 block of Wallingford Circle in the Socastee area, according to a news release.

HCPD releases name of man charged in police chase

Horry County police released the name of a man accused of leading officers on a chase that ended near an elementary school.

  Horry County Police Department see surge in methamphetamine cases

With heroin and fentanyl front and center, another dangerous drug appears to be surging on the streets in Horry County.

  Man wanted for stealing dirt bike from school parking lot

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying a theft suspect.

Woman who was reported missing last weekend arrested on child neglect charges

The woman who police asked the public’s help in locating last weekend is now facing child neglect charges.

Woman sentenced to 2 years in prison for making bomb threat to MYR

A judge sentenced a California woman to two years in federal prison for making a bomb threat to Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Horry County man pleads guilty to assaulting, robbing 71-year-old woman

A Horry County man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing and assaulting a then 71-year-old woman.

Police pursuit ends near Horry County elementary school; 1 in custody

Horry County police were involved in a chase Monday afternoon.

  Man sentenced to 30 years after girlfriend’s body was found in closet of Little River apartment

A man pleaded guilty Monday to charges connected to the death of his girlfriend in 2015 and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Report: Two wanted after beating man, stealing his car

Police are investigating after two people reportedly beat a man and stole his money and vehicle Saturday morning.

Report: Parents charged after child tests positive for cocaine, methamphetamine

Two Conway parents were arrested Thursday after their 4-year-old son allegedly tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine.

Georgetown man sentenced to 17 years on drug charges

A Georgetown man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges earlier this week.

Brittanee Drexel’s mother responds to jailhouse informant interview

The mother of a teenager who vanished while on vacation in Myrtle Beach nearly 10 years ago is responding to an interview with a jailhouse informant who told investigators he witnessed her murder.

Horry County man accused of having 'multiple files’ of child pornography

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced on Thursday the arrest of a Conway man connected to a child pornography investigation.

Deputies arrest correctional officer accused of sexual misconduct with inmate

A female correctional officer at the Georgetown County Detention Center has been terminated after investigators said she had sexual relationship with an inmate.

Disorderly man falls through ceiling of Conway home, police say

A man caused damage to couple’s Conway home, including falling through the ceiling, according to a police report.

HCPD: 2 arrested, charged after heroin found inside home

A drug investigation lead to the arrest of two people at a home in the Socastee area.

MBPD: Suspects held victims at gunpoint during robbery at Myrtle Beach hotel

Police arrested two men accused of forcing their way into a hotel room and holding victims up at gunpoint during the robbery.

Jail informant who linked Timothy Taylor to disappearance of Brittanee Drexel files lawsuit

The inmate who reportedly linked Timothy Taylor to the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel has filed a lawsuit.

Police seek public’s help in fraud investigation

The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help in a fraud investigation.

Report: Two charged after cocaine, heroin, stolen gun seized from Myrtle Beach motel room

Myrtle Beach police arrested two people Monday after drugs and a stolen firearm were found in a Myrtle Beach motel, according to a police report.

Two arrested, drugs seized after search warrant at Horry County home

Police seized drugs and made two arrests Monday after a search warrant was executed at a home in the 1600 block of Shannondora Street, according to a news release.

Three charged following contraband investigation at J. Reuben Long Detention Center

Three people have been arrested in connection to a contraband investigation at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to a news release from the Horry County Sheriff’s Office.

Son of former Horry County police chief arrested on drugs, weapons charges

The son of former Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes was arrested over the weekend for allegedly possessing marijuana and a stolen gun.

  Witness describes fire at Ocean Creek Resort: ‘The whole sky was just orange’

The man charged in connection with Friday’s fire at the Ocean Creek Resort in North Myrtle Beach told police he “intentionally set the fire,” according to an arrest warrant.

Final person arrested in connection with federal drug ring bust in Horry County

U.S. Marshals arrested the final person who was wanted in connection with a FBI drug ring bust that took place back in December.

Woman charged in connection to deadly December crash in Little River

South Carolina troopers arrested and charged a woman on Monday who they said was involved in a deadly crash back in December.

Traffic safety checkpoint leads to 12 arrests; psychedelic mushrooms, MDMA seized

Authorities seized illegal drugs and arrested a dozen people last Friday night following a traffic safety checkpoint on North Fraser Street, according to a news release from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

Man accused of performing sex act in public

A man is facing charges after allegedly pleasuring himself in public Sunday morning.

  ‘So devastating:’ Family of woman who drowned in HCSO transport van visits site where she died

Five months after two families unexpectedly lost a daughter, a sister and a mother one of those families visited the site of her death and stood over the body of water where she died.

  HCPD: No shots appear to have been fired at off-campus housing near CCU

No shots appear to have been fired in an incident at off-campus housing near Coastal Carolina University’s campus that prompted an alert for students to shelter in place.

Deputies investigating theft of FedEx van

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who may be involved in the theft of a FedEx delivery van, according to a news release from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

Stolen Salvation Army donation truck recovered

A stolen Salvation Army donation truck has been found.

Tammy, Sidney Moorer retain lawyer, plan to file civil suit

The husband and wife who are at the center of a high-profile kidnapping case in Horry County have retained a lawyer and plan to file a civil lawsuit.