N.C. woman arrested in connection to 2018 Horry County homicide

N.C. woman arrested in connection to 2018 Horry County homicide
McKenna Reimers (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A Fayetteville, N.C. woman was taken into custody Tuesday and charged in connection with the shooting death of a man in Horry County in 2018.

Online records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center state 25-year-old McKenna Frances Reimers was booked at 1:42 p.m. Feb. 16 on a charge of accessory after the fact to a felony or murder.

She remained in jail Wednesday under a $250,000 bond.

On July 10, 2018, 42-year-old Mark Verhasselt was shot and killed in the Myrtlewood community in Horry County.

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According to an arrest warrant, Reimers “was present before, during, and after the shooting,” and eventually went back to Fayetteville.

Investigators said numerous attempts were made to schedule an interview with Reimers with no success.

On Sept. 8, 2018, investigators with the Horry County Police Department traveled to Fayetteville while in contact with Reimers, the warrant states. When they arrived, she allegedly failed to respond to phone calls and text messages for the meeting.

“Knowing these facts, there is sufficient probable cause to believe that she is an Accessory after the fact of a felony,” the warrant states.

Two suspects, Marquis Brown and Matthew Rivera, were previously arrested in Fayetteville and both charged with murder in connection with Verhasselt’s death.

Court records state both their cases are pending.

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