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TC man held for Loris area burglaries

Dock Raymond Ward


     Armed robbery, first degree burglary and related charges connected with weekend burglaries in Horry County area awaiting a Tabor City man in custody at the Columbus County Detention Center.

     Dock Raymond Ward, 41, of Green Sea Road in Tabor City was served with a fugitive warrant from Horry County on Friday, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said.

     Ward was arrested by Thursday night on warrants charging him with possession of heroin and maintaining a place for a controlled substance, Capt. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said.

     Ward’s initial bond was set at $3,500 secured, jail records show.

     Warrants are awaiting his return across the state line on both burglary cases, Capt. John Harrelson said, including:

  • Residential – Armed robbery, two counts kidnapping, and malicious damage more than $2,000.
  • Sunny Stop – Burglary, grand larceny, malicious damage.

Surveillance image of burglary suspect

     Ward is accused of breaking into a home next door to the Sunny Stop on US 701 North, Loris, at about 10:15 p.m. Sunday night, holding a 35 year-old man and 32 year-old woman at gunpoint.

     An HCPD report said the man was first seen peering into windows and doors before kicking in the back door, pulling a handgun, and taking about $300 cash and a set of car keys.

     Though the keys were taken, a vehicle was not stolen, Capt. Harrelson said. Damage at the home was shown at $2,001.

     HCPD reports said the same man is suspected of breaking into the Sunny Stop. Follow-up investigation determined theft from the store included $4,500 cash, $1,400 in cigarettes taken or damaged, $2,500 in grocery items taken, Harrelson said.

     Damage at the store listed at $2,100.

     Look for the complete story in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.