CHARLESTON, SC (WMBF) – The Charleston judge who granted bond for Sidney and Tammy Moorer, the couple accused of the kidnapping and murder of Heather Elvis, has agreed to hear a motion to modify Sidney Moorer's bond on Thursday. Tammy Moorer will also be included in the hearing, Solicitor Jimmy Richardson confirmed.
Judge Markley Dennis will hear the motion on August 6 at 9:30 a.m. in Charleston, according to a news release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office.
Solicitor Richardson said that the bond modification hearing was requested by Moorer's attorney, Kirk Truslow. Solicitor Richardson said that Tammy Moorer also asked to be included in the hearing, and it is his understanding that she will be included.
Both Sidney and Tammy Moorer have been out on bond since February 2, 2015, two days after Judge Dennis set bond at $100,000 each for all charges related to the Heather Elvis case. They were both required to wear GPS monitoring devices, stay outside of a five-mile radius of the Elvis house, and have no contact with the Elvis family.
The Moorers were taken into custody at their Horry County home nearly one year earlier, in February 2014, and were charged with kidnapping and murder in connection with the disappearance of Heather Elvis, who was 20 years old when she went missing in December 2013.
The trial was originally scheduled to take place in May 2015, but was delayed indefinitely in March.
Stay tuned to WMBF News for details on the August 6 bond modification hearing.