Police arrest man wanted in connection with killing of retired Conway police officer

Eric Faulk
Eric Faulk(Source: Horry County Police Department)
Updated: Apr. 1, 2020 at 2:12 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Horry County police have arrested the man wanted in connection with the death of a former Conway police officer last month.

According to officials, Eric Kwajae-Mikhail Faulk, 22, of Conway, was taken into custody in the Green Sea area.

He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Police said he is believed to have been involved with the death of 65-year-old James Odell Cochran, of Conway.

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According to a press release from the Horry County Police Department, around 6 p.m. on March 5, police responded to a home on Long Branch Road for a report of suspicious activity.

When officers arrived, they found one victim with injuries consistent with a homicide. The victim was identified as Cochran.

According to information from the city of Conway, Cochran retired from the Conway Police Department with over 38 years of service as a lieutenant and was “a valuable member of the team and impacted the lives of many.”

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