Police arrest, charge NMB city employee in connection to alleged sexual assault

Police arrest, charge NMB city employee in connection to alleged sexual assault
Police arrest, charge NMB city employee in connection to alleged sexual assault

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police have identified, arrested and charged one man in connection to an alleged armed sexual assault along S Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach.

North Myrtle beach say Jeremy Donnie Clark was arrested and charged for his connection to the May 6 incident. Clark has been charged with Kidnapping, First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Clark pled not guilty to the charges and was revoked bail by a city judge Saturday.

Authorities say Clark was identified after detectives, along with the help of other law enforcement agencies and the public, sifted through hours of surveillance footage.

Initial images of the suspect were blurred but detectives obtained clearer images from area cameras on Thursday, May 9 and shared them with law enforcement agencies, news media and the public. According to release, an anonymous tip led officials to pin Clark as the main suspect.

Clark served as a motor equipment operator for the City of North Myrtle Beach, about two months into a six-month probationary period required of employees in new positions. Authorities say he will be terminated on Monday, May 13.

“We appreciate the cooperation of Horry County law enforcement agencies, and the help of news media and the public as we worked to identify the suspect,” said North Myrtle Beach Police Chief Greg Purden. “Their cooperation made a difference in this case.”

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety.

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