NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) North Myrtle Beach Public Safety officials are searching for a suspect in a reported burglary that occurred on Sunday.
The suspect, 27-year-old Turmond Marquis Lamar Morant, is a black male standing 6'2" tall and weighing 200 pounds. Morant is accused of unlawful entry and stealing property from a North Myrtle Beach residence.
According to the incident report, a public safety officer with City of North Myrtle Beach observed Morant crossing Ocean Boulevard with a television, wearing gloves and covered with sweat.
Morant was placed in investigative detention by that officer and searched for weapons. The officer found a remote and change in his pocket.
Morant claimed he took the television and remote from his cousin's house, who verified that Morant had been there hours earlier.
Morant was photographed and released based on lack of evidence of any burglary at the time. Officers preceded to search properties in the area for evidence of burglary to find that a home on Holly Drive had a broken window on the back door.
The house was empty, the incident report said, and the officers found a hammer inside, as well as a chair next to where a television once was. Officers also found an ice tray with partially melted ice on the counter and pocket change all over the floor.
The drawers and cabinets in the house had been opened and rummaged through. Officers contacted the residents of the home who confirmed there had been a television matching the description of the one photographed with Morant in their den.
Morant was last known to reside in Horry County, and to frequent the Conway area.
Anyone with information on Morant's whereabouts should contact the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety at 843-280-5511.