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TC man sentenced to 55 years in deadly Loris store robbery

Jonathan Stefan Vanderhorst


     Three Columbus County men have been handed long prison terms for their roles in the killing of a Loris store owner during a 2016 armed robbery and a second hold-up at the U.S. Post Office in Clarendon, U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced Friday.

     Sentencing for Jonathan Stefan Vanderhorst, 24, of Whiteville, Jim Tracy Miller, 28, and Demetrius Altman, 39, both of Tabor City, took place Thursday before U.S. District Court Judge Brian Harwell in Florence.

     Vanderhorst, who fired the shots that claimed Loris Market and Beverage owner Edy Boudagh, 45, during a May 16, 2016 hold-up at the store on SC 9 business just east of Loris, was sentenced to serve 55 years in prison.

     Miller was sentenced to serve 262 months, nearly 22 years in prison; Altman was given a 14 year prison sentence.

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