Judge refuses to order release of Elvis search warrants

Judge Steven H. John of the 15th Circuit Court has refused an appeal to force authorities to release search warrants issued early this year seeking unspecified information related to the Heather Elvis case, but the attempt by media to get them is not over, said Jay Bender, attorney for the S.C. Press Association.

“Something will be done to overcome the notion in Horry County that courts are secret,” Bender said Monday morning.

The Sun News filed to join as a friend of the court in the appeal that was filed by Waccamaw Publishers.