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Horry County Police Seeking Identification of Sexual Assault Suspect

Conway, South Carolina-The Horry County Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is looking to identify a suspect involved in a sexual assault late last week.

On April 25, 2014, Officers with the Horry County Police Department responded to a report of a sexual assault. Upon their arrival, they learned that a white male suspect unlawfully entered the home of a woman in the Socastee area of Horry County and attacked her. The suspect did force himself on the woman sexually against her will. After the attack, the suspect fled the home.

The victim believes that the suspect did come to the house approximately two weeks earlier posing as a repairman there to fix something, but did not come into the house after the victim questioned the sincerity of his presence.

The case is now under investigation with Detectives of the Horry County Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit. A description has been given of the suspect as a white male approximately 5ft. 10in. and weighing approximately 220 pounds with gray hair. He is approximately 40-5- years of age. The suspect was operating a white truck (unknown make or model) with paper tags. In addition, a sketch has been provided to the Horry County Police Department by State Law Enforcement Division based on the victim’s description. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information leading to the identity of the suspect to contact them at 915-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.

Free Voter's Photo Identification Cards

Conway, South Carolina –As of January 1, 2013, registered voters were required to show any one of five forms of identification in order to vote: South Carolina driver’s license, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles identification card, voter’s registration card with picture, Federal military identification with picture or a United States passport. To assist citizens who may not have the ability to obtain proper identification, Horry County Registration & Elections will offer free photo identification for voters at the following locations:

September 10, 2013
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Loris Library, 4316 Main St., Loris

September 11, 2013
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Bucksport Library, 7657 Hwy 701 S, Conway

September 12, 2013
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Aynor Library, 500 9th Ave., Aynor

September 16, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.-Surfside Library, 410 Surfside Beach Dr., Surfside Beach

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.-Socastee Library, 141-Hwy 707 Connector Rd., Myrtle Beach

September 17, 2013
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.-Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Green Sea Library, 5331 Hwy 9, Green Sea

September 18, 2013
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.-Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N, Myrtle Beach

September 19, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.-Little River Library, 107 Hwy 57 N, Little River
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.-North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 1st Ave. S, North Myrtle Beach

The cards are available to all registered voters of Horry County; anyone not yet registered to vote may register on site with verification of identity such as a utility bill or lease.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.