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.