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Horry County police arrest man following brief standoff in Murrells Inlet

Police were on the scene of a brief standoff in the Murrells Inlet area on Tuesday. (Source: Josh Roberson) Police were on the scene of a brief standoff in the Murrells Inlet area on Tuesday. (Source: Josh Roberson)
Bobby Earl Bellamy. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Bobby Earl Bellamy. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A 49-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday following a brief standoff with Horry County police.

According to information from the Horry County Police Department, law enforcement was called to a report of a domestic situation at a home in the 9700 block of Kings Grant Drive in Murrells Inlet at 12:30 p.m. A woman told police that her boyfriend had beaten her, and she ran to the neighbor's house to call 911, the police report states. The responded officer noticed bruising on her face and neck, and told her to seek treatment at a nearby hospital.

The boyfriend, identified in the report as Bobby Earl Bellamy, had barricaded himself in the residence, the report states. The Horry County Police Department Negotiations Team and SWAT Team arrived on scene. 

Bellamy came out of the house and was taken into custody following a brief standoff, according to the HCPD.

This case remains under investigation.

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