3rd suspect in Conway hostage case surrenders

Michael Cornelius Richburg (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Michael Cornelius Richburg (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A man wanted in connection with a kidnapping and home invasion in Conway turned himself in to police Monday, according to Conway Police spokeswoman Catina Hipp.

Michael Cornelius Richburg, 48, of Loris, is charged with first degree burglary, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy. He surrendered to Horry County Police officers Monday and was transported to J. Reuben Long Detention Center to await a bond hearing.

Veronica Navarro-Jacquin, 42, and Julia Maria Navarro-Jacquin, 32 of Conway, were previously charged. Veronica Navarro-Jacquin is charged with accessory before the fact of a felony and criminal conspiracy. Julia Maria Navarro-Jacquin is charged with criminal conspiracy, accessory before the fact of a felony, and accessory after the fact of a felony.

According to investigators, officers were called to Her & His Salon, 2006 Main St. in Conway, on May 6 after a woman appeared with her hands bound, saying she had been held hostage at her home nearby.

Investigators say Richburg entered the victim's home armed with a knife, bound her hands and feet with zip-ties and tried to steal her purse.

Police responded to the home, but found no one there. Officers spent Thursday afternoon questioning neighbors into the possible hostage situation. The woman said she did not know the man she claims entered her home and held her hostage.

The woman was transported to Conway Medical Center for evaluation.

Anyone with any information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Conway Police Department at 843-248-1790.

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