Monday, May 6, 2013
Georgetown police and county deputies teamed up to apprehend a man wanted for a kidnapping and robbery in Myrtle Beach and another authorities were searching for on drug charges.
Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown said investigators recently received information that Dominique Grant wanted by Myrtle Beach police for kidnaping and robbery was in this area.
This afternoon the car Grant was reportedly driving was spotted by a county deputy in Georgetown. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop and the driver pulled over at Hertz Rent a Car on Church Street.
The driver and a passenger jumped out of the car and ran into the Historic District.
Brown said a perimeter was set up and a search of the area was conducted.
While this was taking place, the daycare and preschool at Prince George Church on Highmarket Street was placed on lockdown as a precaution.
Brown said Grant was found hiding in a trash can at that church. He will be returned to Myrtle Beach police.
According to reports, Grant is one of four men accused of the robbery of a guest who was staying at the Ocean Plaza Motel April 22.
The men reportedly knocked on a hotel room door at about 5 a.m. that day. They forced their way into the room when it was opened by one of the victims.
One victim was reportedly pistol whipped.
A police report states one of the victims was taken into a bathroom and fondled.
Items stolen included phones, credit cards, purses, wallets, hair straighteners and jewelery
One victim was forced to withdraw $200 from an ATM in the hotellobby.
A second suspect, Emoptep Muhammad, was arrested two days after the incident.
Also arrested today was Amonn Rutledge who, according to Brown, was wanted by the Drug Enforcement Unit.
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