SC man says he woke up after taking ‘molly’ to find his girlfriend dead, is charged with murder

Harley Gray (Source: JRLDC)
Harley Gray (Source: JRLDC)
Updated: Jun. 29, 2018 at 5:06 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach man is in jail after allegedly killing his girlfriend while on the drug "molly" and not remembering what happened.

Online records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center state 25-year-old Harley Dakota Gray is charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and being a fugitive from justice.

He remained in jail Friday at 4:15 p.m. under no bond.

According to a report from the Horry County Police Department, officers received a call from dispatch on Thursday saying the suspect indicated he'd woken up and found his girlfriend dead.

Gray told dispatch he was in the road at Hwy. 9 and Pleasantdale Road in the Green Sea area and wanted to turn himself in, noting he was wanted in multiple states, the report stated.

While police were heading to the scene, dispatch advised the suspect was on the line saying he woke up and "there was blood everywhere." He reportedly told 911 operators he had done molly the night before with his girlfriend.

Police reportedly found the suspect in the road laying on his stomach. As he was handcuffed and helped to his feet, officers noted that Gray appeared under the influence.

The suspect would "blurt out that his girlfriend was gone and he doesn't know what he did but he believes she is dead," the report stated.

Gray reportedly told police he could take them to the house where his girlfriend was, but he didn't know the address. Officers checked with dispatch to get a location as to where the first call came from and they were told an address on Pleasantdale Road. The exact house number was redacted from the report.

Officers went to the home and met with a family, who said they didn't know the suspect, according to the report. They then began going door to door, starting at Hwy. 9 and working down Pleasantdale Road.

Eventually, they came to a home where the front screen door was open. Police went onto the porch and knocked on the door, which came open all the way as it was not closed or locked, the report stated.

Police saw a young boy asleep on the couch. The mother then came to the door and asked what was going on. Officers said they were looking for a crime scene and asked if she knew any of the names that were provided to them, according to the report.

The mother said she did, including the name of the victim, who she noted was in the next room.

Police asked about the girl's welfare and the mother said she didn't know, but to hold on and she would go and check, according to the report.

"The subject then came back very emotional stating the victim was not OK," the report stated.

Officers went into the room and found the girl, who had what appeared to be multiple stab wounds, according to the police report.

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