Friday, May 23 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-05-23 23:41:20 GMT
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Bond has been denied for the couple accused of kidnapping and murdering 20-year-old Heather Elvis. Tammy and Sidney Moorer appeared at Horry County Court Monday afternoon forMore >>
Bond has been denied for Tammy Moorer on Friday morning in an Horry County courtroom. During the hearing, it was revealed Moorer is pregnant, according to a defense attorney. Greg McCollum is defending Moorer. More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:34:57 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – WMBF News anchor Michael Maely has been charged with trespassing after attempting to get a comment from the parents of Tammy Moorer, the woman charged with kidnapping and murderingMore >>
WMBF News Anchor Michael Maely has been charged with trespassing after attempting to get a comment from the parents of Tammy Moorer, the woman charged with kidnapping and murdering 20-year-old Heather Elvis.More >>
Tuesday, March 18 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-03-18 12:53:34 GMT
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – On Monday afternoon, the bond hearing for the Moorers lasted for almost two hours, and evidence was shown by the state, giving it the elements of a trial. It was not the outcomeMore >>
On Monday afternoon, the bond hearing for the Moorers lasted for almost two hours long, and evidence was shown by the state, giving it the elements of a trial.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Gag orders have been signed off on for the Heather Elvis case, restricting what information can be given by those involved in the case about the couple charged with the kidnapping and murder of 20-year-old Heather Elvis.
Gabriel Richardson, Assistant to Senior Solicitor Donna Elder in the Horry County Solicitors Office, confirmed the gag orders were signed by Judge Steven John on Friday. Separate gag orders were filed for Tammy Moorer and Sidney Moorer.
The gag orders comes after Sidney Moorer, 39, and Tammy Moorer, 42, were indicted on murder and kidnapping charges in relation to the Heather Elvis case Thursday. The Moorers were taken into custody after police searched their home Feb. 21, and were denied bond at a hearing on Monday.
Each gag order states:
"The Court finds that it is likely that there will continue to be inquiries made by non trial participants and that any Statements and information responsive to such inquiries are likely to be widely disseminated and could jeopardize the fair administration of justice in these Cases. As such, without some restraint on the trial participants and those involved with the investigation of these cases there is a substantial likelihood that the Defendant may be denied a fair trial."
These gag orders apply to the Solicitor, all law enforcement agencies currently or formally involved in these cases, the defendants, and the counsel for the defendants. The order also applies to any employees of any of these entities.
Any of these entities may still put out a written release about these cases, but the release must be approved by the court first.
Earlier this month, Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said the Horry County Solicitor's Office had filed a motion for a gag order. Judge Steven John presided over the bond hearing on last week, but chose not to address the gag order motion at that time.
Friday, March 21 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-03-21 18:09:25 GMT
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Grand Jury in Horry County has formally indicted Tammy and Sidney Moorer on murder, kidnapping, and other charges in the case of missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis. The GrandMore >>
A Grand Jury in Horry County has formally indicted Tammy and Sidney Moorer on murder, kidnapping, and other charges in the case of missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis.More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:50:09 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>