MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The attorney for the man accused of kidnapping and murdering 20-year-old Heather Elvis has filed a motion requesting another bond modification, weeks after a Charleston judge granted a modification allowing Sidney Moorer and his wife to leave for Florida.
In a motion filed with the Horry County Courts on August 18, Moorer's attorney Kirk Truslow requested that the court move to modify the conditions of his client's bond. The clerk of court reviewed and filed the motion on August 24.
Solicitor Jimmy Richardson confirmed to WMBF News that they have received the motion and are considering an agreement.
We have reached out to Truslow for comment on the case, but a gag order is in place, preventing dissemination and discussion of the case pending against the Moorers.
At a brief bond modification hearing on Thursday, August 6, the attorneys for the Moorers asked the Judge Markley Dennis to modify their bond to allow Sidney to go to a job interview in Orlando, Florida on August 10. They claim they are unable to find work in Horry County.
Both Sidney and Tammy Moorer have been out on bond since February 2, 2015, two days after Judge Dennis set bond at $100,000 each for all charges related to the Heather Elvis case. They were both required to wear GPS monitoring devices, stay outside of a five-mile radius of the Elvis house, and have no contact with the Elvis family.
The Moorers were taken into custody at their Horry County home nearly one year earlier, in February 2014, and were charged with kidnapping and murder in connection with the disappearance of Heather Elvis, who was 20 years old when she went missing in December 2013.
The trial was originally scheduled to take place in May 2015, but was delayed indefinitely in March.