Ex-Horry County police officer charged with burglary, domestic violence out on bond

Published: Mar. 25, 2023 at 9:23 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 25, 2023 at 6:42 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - An ex-Horry County police officer charged with domestic violence at a Myrtle Beach resort is now out on bond.

Quintard Tucker appeared in court early Saturday after being arrested Friday by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Warrants state he’s charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and battery as well as third-degree domestic violence.

During Saturday’s hearing, Tucker’s attorney stated that his client wasn’t a flight risk due to having family and children in the area. The judge also asked the clerk if there was any word from the victim connected to the domestic violence charge, but was told they hadn’t heard from her at all.

Tucker was then granted a $20,000 bond and was ordered to not have contact with the victims.

Online records show he was released from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center just after 11 a.m. Saturday.

A SLED spokesperson told WMBF News on Friday that Tucker was an officer with the Horry County Police Department. Later in the evening, a county spokesperson said Tucker was “not a current employee of Horry County Government.”

Warrants state Tucker approached a female victim in the parking lot of the Compass Cove Resort on Thursday and pushed her to the ground twice before standing over her and leaving the area.

Documents also state Tucker allegedly entered a motel room at the resort without permission. He then began physically assaulting another victim by throwing them on a bed and striking them with a closed fist nearly four times.

The assault resulted in swelling and lacerations to the victim’s face, according to documents.

Public court records also show a bench trial for Tucker’s domestic violence charge is scheduled for next month.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.