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Police identify suspects arrested after stolen car tracked, drugs found in vehicle

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Two men are facing charges after fleeing from a crashed vehicle that was being tracked when police located it near Conway Thursday night; officers found a substance that tested positive for cocaine, cash, and a handgun at the scene.

Police say Jamie Jenkins, 24, of Whiteville, NC and Michale Moore, 25, of Conway were arrested for this crime. 

Officials stated that Jenkins was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of cocaine, driving under suspension, and habitual offender. Moore was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics, according to officials. Jenkins and Moore were taken to J. Reuben Long Detention Center where they awaited bond hearings, police say.

According to the Horry County Police report, officers were tracking a vehicle using LoJack and a GPS tracker. They found the vehicle off Woodward Drive and Highway 701 near Conway.

When the officer pulled up behind the vehicle and verified the license plate, the car speed up and struck the side of an SUV in an apartment parking lot, the report states. Three subjects ran from the vehicle, and the officer saw one man drop a handgun as he exited.

With the help of an off-duty Coastal Carolina University officer, police found two suspects, one of whom admitted to driving the vehicle, the report states. One person was detained behind the Food Lion the other person was found in the Food Lion after changing clothes.

Officers searched the vehicle and found tin foil containing three off-white rocks that field-tested positive for cocaine, white powder that appeared to be a cutting agent, and over $500 in cash.

There is no information on the third suspect at this time. 

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