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Update: Horry murder suspect in Columbus County custody

Quotase Jenrette



A Clarendon man facing a murder charge in Horry County surrendered at the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

Quotase Jenrette, 20, will be charged with murder in the Jan. 6 shooting of Kendall Jamar Ray.


    Police are on the hunt for a Clarendon man who will be charged in a week old murder case in northern Horry County.

     Quotase Jenrette, 20, will be charged with murder in the Jan. 6 shooting of a Loris man, Horry County Police Department spokeswoman Krystal Dotson said Friday night.

     Multiple friends were able to confirm that the victim was Kendall Jamar Ray, 20. Ray died Jan. 7 in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, his funeral was held Friday at Finklea Career Center.

     Police were called to Bart’s Road shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 6, and found Ray on the ground outside a home with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, a woman at his side, another man in the yard, a report by Officer James Green said.

     A witness told police Ray had gone outside the home with a man who wanted to show him a gun, the report said. A short time later the witness heard a gunshot, looked outside, and found Ray on the ground.

     Ray was taken to McLeod Loris hospital with life threatening injuries, and later died.

     Jenrette is considered armed and dangerous, described as standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds.

     Anyone with information on Jenrette or where he might be found is asked to call the Horry County Police Department at 843-915-8477 of email

     Look for more on this story here as events warrant, and in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.