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HCPD: One suspect in home invasion near CCU arrested

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Sean Page. Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Sean Page. Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Police have arrested one of four suspects in connection with a home invasion on Quail Run Road near CCU early this month, officials confirmed.

Sean Page, 37, of Conway, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center Monday afternoon and charged with assault and battery, first degree, armed robbery, first-degree burglary, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Horry County Police spokesperson Lt. Robert Kegler confirmed Tuesday that Page was arrested in connection with the home invasion on Quail Run Road.

A Coastal Carolina University alert on October 3 stated that a home invasion occurred in the Quail Creek Village area, and four suspects left in a large green or brown Ford SUV. The alert, sent out via the CCU Alerts system, advised students to stay away from the area.

A second alert stated, "Home invasion incident at Quail Creek Village has been contained. Suspects seen leaving the area. No immediate danger for CCU."

One of the students who got those alerts in class is Thomas Carmody.  He lives just a few homes down the road from where the crime took place.

"It's scary knowing that we live right here and that we are this close to where this happened," said Carmody.  "It could've been any house."

Horry County Police spokesperson Lt. Robert Kegler confirmed that police were on the scene at Quail Run Road. He said they received a call at about 1:40 p.m. about a home invasion, and one person was been taken to a nearby hospital.

On Friday, Lt. Kegler said police recovered a vehicle in connection with the incident, and detectives are making progress on identifying the potential suspects. 

WMBF News Anchor Brennan Somers spoke with people who lived in the home that was invaded. They said they were just sitting around when four guys with shirts over their faces and guns came in.

They told them to get on the ground and hand over whatever money they had.

The masked men separated them into different rooms and kicked one man in the face. He was transported to the hospital. Another of the residents hid in a closet and texted a friend to call 911.

On Thursday night, several neighbors said they are on edge after hearing what happened so close to home.  One of those neighbors is long time resident Charles Rietman who said he had never seen anything like this in nearly 20 years.

"I couldn't believe it," said Rietman.  "Since I've lived here the worst crime or thing I've heard of is someone chopped the top of my tree off over there for a Christmas tree."

Rietman said news of this home invasion has him thinking about taking extra precautions now.

"It was either random or someone that knew those guys or had a grudge against them," added Rietman.  "If it was random I'm going to be looking into getting ADT."

The masked men left after about ten minutes. 

As of Tuesday morning, Page was the only suspect to be arrested in connection with the home invasion.

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