MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The attorney for Heather Elvis murder suspect Sidney Moorer confirmed that orders have been signed to modify his client's bond to allow him to live and work in Florida.
Attorney Kirk Truslow stated that the order allowing Moorer to move to Florida for work was signed and filed Tuesday.
The motion requesting the bond modification was filed on August 18, and appears to have been approved and filed by the Horry County Solicitor's Office on Tuesday. The modification states that Moorer has found employment in Florida that would permit him to provide for himself and his family.
Under the modified conditions of the bond, Moorer will still be monitored by Home Detention, will be required to provide Home Detention his Florida address, and his employer's name and address. If his employment or living status changes, he must notify Home Detention. Moorer must also check in with Home Detention at least once each month.
Last month, a Charleston judge granted a first modification allowing Sidney Moorer and his wife, Tammy Moorer, to leave temporarily for Florida. At the 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.