Tammy and Sidney Moorer
*Updates at the bottom*
Two people have been taken into custody in connection with the Heather Elvis case.
According to Lt. Robert Kegler of the Horry County Police Department, a search warrant was executed at 8786 Highway 814 , just off Highway 544 Friday morning.
"The search warrant was executed in an attempt to identify potential evidence based on new information obtained through expert analysis of previously seized surveillance tapes in the area along with financial discrepancies filed with the State of South Carolina on behalf of the occupants of the residence," according to a news release from Horry County Police.
The address in question may belong to the man whose name has been circling the Elvis case. Rumors/accusations of a romantic affair with Sidney Moorer have been all over social media and blogs, the biggest story was of a post written by Moorer's wife. Recently, "Man linked to Heather Elvis case says he was shot at" that report did not name Moorer but it was alluded to in the broadcast.
According to public record the Moorer's address is 8786 Hwy 814, Myrtle Beach, SC.
*UPDATE 2/21/14 10:20am*
CONFIRMED: Tammy Moorer was one of the two taken into custody, MyHorryNews is reporting that she was booked at J. Reuben this morning.
***UPDATE 2/21/14 3:15pm***
Via WMBF News:
"Sidney and Tammy Moorer were taken into custody by police Friday morning as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Heather Elvis, Horry County Police officials confirmed."
"The couple has several children, all juveniles, Kegler said. "The children are not in any danger," he added.
WPDE NewsChannel 15's Courtney Griffin talked to a person near the scene who said officers were searching the home with dogs, digging in the backyard, and searching vehicles parked at the home. "Police cars are everywhere," the person said."
CarolinaLive has also put together a time line for the Heather Elvis case which can be found here.
Additionally, the Elvis family has released a statement via Facebook
"We are in constant prayer today and ask that you keep us and those who are working so hard to find answers in your prayers today also.
God please continue to hear our cries for justice and mercy, thank you for your grace on those who seek your face."
The Find Heather Elvis page also addressed rumors:
**** PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE RUMORS FLYING EVERYWHERE THAT HEATHER HAS BEEN FOUND, THIS IS NOT THE CASE, WE ARE PRAYING THAT THIS BECOMES TRUTH AT SOME POINT BUT AS OF THIS POSTING IT IS ONLY RUMOR.****
Please keep your flyers and posters up and on display till Heather is home, we as a family are so blessed to have the support of the community we live in, and so many friends that are always there for anyone at anytime when the need comes up.
Your prayers are so very important at this time and we ask that you keep them coming.
Bless each of you for your support.
The Elvis Family
***Update 2/21/14 9:15pm***
via The Sun News:
"Charges likely will be filed Saturday on both suspects, Kegler said, he but could not say what those charges would be...
When asked about the financial discrepancy mentioned in the press release, Kegler said the U.S. Attorney General’s Office is on scene and would elaborate further, but that information was not released.
“The surveillance cameras that we’re speaking of have nothing to do with this property,” he said. “Those were previously seized surveillance cameras during the course of the investigation from December on, throughout the Socastee area.”"
***UPDATE 2/22/14 10:00AM***
"We've confirmed with a jail deputy Tammy Moorer so far has been charged with 2 counts indecent exposure and one count of obstructing justice. More charges pending. Her bond hearing we are told is in progress. No bond hearing or charges yet for Sidney Moorer. Stay tuned for more updates."
***Update 2/22/14 11:00am***
Confirmed, Tammy Moorer has been charged with one count of obstruction of justice and two counts of indecent exposure, according to WMBF News:
Bond was set at $20,000 for all charges. A second appearance was scheduled for May 2, and a trial for June 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Moorer told Judge Dennis Phipps that this situation has caused her to lose her job, and talked briefly about her family, including her 8 and 14-year-old boys and 12-year-old girl.
Sidney Moorer still in custody. His bond hearing is not yet scheduled, but some reports point to 1:00pm.