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Att. murder, assault suspects on 'Horry Co. Most Wanted' list

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Richard Hemingway (Source: Horry County Sheriff's Office) Richard Hemingway (Source: Horry County Sheriff's Office)
Alfonzo Smith (Source: Horry County Sheriff's Office) Alfonzo Smith (Source: Horry County Sheriff's Office)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A tip from a family member could help put one of this week's most wanted men behind bars.

As WMBF News Anchor Theo Hayes knocked on doors in Loris Thursday afternoon, she was looking for a clue to where one of Horry County's most wanted could be hiding.

This week, deputies are after two men - one for attempted murder - the other for criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. Some of the things these two are accused of are shocking but hopefully new information will help lead to an arrest.

The 1900 block of Daisy Road in Loris is a quiet street, but back on July 23 an awful thing allegedly happened inside a home.

A woman says her boyfriend, 51-year-old Alfonzo Smith punched her repeatedly in the head with a closed fist, then kicked her in the head and was stomping on her chest because she asked him about another woman.

That location is the Smith but deputies say even the smallest of tips can help, so Theo started knocking on doors.

And finding answers wasn't easy. Neighbors say they've never seen Smith before.

But then someone answered the door and a man claiming to be Smith's stepfather claims Smith is in a small town near High Point, North Carolina living with the same girlfriend and that domestic abuse between them happens all the time.

"Friends of friends of friends will let them stay with them and so it makes it difficult for law enforcement to track them," explains sheriff's office spokesman Jeff Benton.

Richard E. Hemingway, 25, is the other man deputies hope to track down for attempted murder. He's wanted for allegedly shooting at a car back in January of 2011 on Sweet Bay Road.

Those bullets sent one man to the hospital with critical injuries to his arm and abdomen. At the time neighbors told WMBF News it was a frightening situation.

"There's a lot of little kids running around back there and they could have been among it. They could have gotten shot," said neighbor William Ashby.

If you've seen Hemingway or Smith or know where they might be, call authorities. Remember no tip is too small.

Tune in to WMBF News at 6 p.m. each Thursday night for more information that could help put these wanted criminals back behind bars. Click here to see more of Horry County's Most Wanted. Text "WANTED" to 84300 for a weekly update Horry County's Most Wanted.

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