Judge grants bond for alleged Horry County serial restaurant burglar
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - On Thursday, a judge granted bond for a Myrtle Beach man accused of multiple burglaries across Horry County.
Samuel Smith,52, was arrested on July 19 after he allegedly burglarized multiple different Grand Strand restaurants and bars, including stealing a safe from the Old Bull & Bush Pub and Eatery that contained the ashes of a beloved bartender.
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Smith is also accused of attempting to remove a cash deposit from a night depository at the South Atlantic Bank on River Oaks Drive in February.
Smith is charged with nine counts of second-degree burglary, one count of third-degree burglary, two counts of financial card transaction theft, one count of financial card transaction fraud and a count of entering a bank with intent to steal.
During Smith’s bond hearing on Thursday, the judge granted bond on all 14 charges, totaling $110,000.
As of Thursday evening, records show Smith is still being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
At this time no court date has been set.
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