Woman charged in 2018 killings outside of Conway was daughter, step-sister of victims, officials say

Woman charged in 2018 killings outside of Conway was daughter, step-sister of victims, officials say

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Three people are facing charges in connection with the 2018 murder of a father and son outside of Conway.

According to information from the Horry County Police Department, 53-year-old Randy Grainger and 35-year-old Samantha Rabon are each facing two counts of murder. Grainger also faces charges of arson, third degree, and use of a vehicle without permission with intent to deprive.

Left to Right: Samantha Rabon, Randy Grainger, Teresa Martin
Left to Right: Samantha Rabon, Randy Grainger, Teresa Martin (Source: JRLDC)

Teresa Martin, 54, faces a charge of conspiracy to commit a felony. She appeared for a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon, where bond was set at $10,000. She was also told not to have any contact with the victims’ families.

Rabon and Grainger waived their right to initial appearance. The judge stated on Tuesday that their bonds will be set at a later date by a circuit court judge due to the severity of the charges.

On Aug. 18, 2018, HCPD officers were called to a home off of Highway 19 for a welfare check. Police said they found two men dead on the property when they arrived, and a homicide investigation was immediately launched.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Robert Marion Ford Jr., 59, and Robbie Stetson Ford, 25, a father and son, both from the Conway area. The two had been shot to death, police said.

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On Aug. 17, 2020, HCPD’s criminal investigations division served multiple search warrants in the case. Following that, CID and Central Precinct patrol units placed all three of the suspects into custody.

According to the arrest warrants, Rabon solicited Grainger to murder the father and son. He allegedly shot them to death on Aug. 17, 2018.

Grainger is also accused of driving the victim’s 2005 Ford Escape and attempting to burn the vehicle, the warrants state. Martin allegedly conspired with the co-defendants to murder Robert and Robbie Ford.

Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said Rabon is Robert Ford’s daughter and Robbie Ford’s step-sister.

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