Loris teen convicted on armed robbery and kidnapping charges

An Horry County jury convicted a Loris teen of two counts of armed robbery and kidnapping on Friday.

Quartis Naquan Hemingway, 18, was sentenced to 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole by Judge Michael Nettles after a jury deliberated for about two hours, according to a press release from the Office of the 15th Judical Circuit.

The conviction stems from an armed robbery and kidnapping that occurred on Jan. 17, 2014.

According to authorities, Hemingway contacted the victims in this case and offered to sell them two cars for scrap metal for $500 and told the victim’s to meet him at Blue Moon Court, in the Loris area of Horry County.