UPDATE: Suspect charged in shooting deaths of a mother, her son

Antonio Long

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

UPDATE

Murder warrants have been served on a Loris man in the shooting deaths of a mother and her adult son, online records at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center near Conway show.

Antonio Long, 44, is charged with two counts of murder, kidnapping, and criminal sexual conduct, jail record show. Booked into the jail just before 7 p.m. Saturday, Long was held without bail on all of the charges.

Long was quickly identified as a suspect after Horry County Police Department officers responded Thursday morning to the Papas Bay Road home of Marlene Haywood, 43, and her 19-year-old son Kevonta Hills.

Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said both victims were shot multiple times in their home. HCPD reported Thursday that Long was last seen in the area of Rocky Mount.

Details on the circumstances of Long’s arrest have not been released, but an HCPD social media post Saturday said he was taken into custody “without incident.”

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

UPDATE: Saturday

     Antonio Long, a suspect in the shooting deaths of a Loris area mother and her son, is in custody, the Horry County Police Department announced Saturday evening.

     It was not clear where Long was found, or where he is being held. On-line booking information at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center near Conway did not list Long Saturday evening. Police were looking in the area of Rocky Mount for Long and the 2008 Honda Accord he was believed to be driving.

     Long was named as a suspect Thursday, after the bodies of Marlene Haywood, 43, and her 19-year-old son Kevonta Hills, were found inside their home on Papas Bay Road west of Loris.

     Look for updates on this story as events warrant and the full story in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

UPDATE

     Marelene Haywood, 43, and her 19 year-old son Kevonta Hills were identified Thursday afternoon as victims of an overnight shooting at the Papas Bay Road home west of Loris.

     Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard disclosed the victim identities just before 5 p.m., hours after the Horry County Police Department issued a request for help from the pubic in locating a suspect, Antonio Long. His age and city of residence was not disclosed.

     Haywood and Hills “were shot multiple times in their home,” Willard said. They were killed sometime between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday, she said.

     Look for updates on this story as events warrant and the full story in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

Original post

     A deadly shooting near Loris Thursday has the Horry County Police Department searching for an “armed and dangerous” suspect, a county news release said.

     Antonio Long, no age provided, was last seen driving a white 2008 Honda Accord with a South Carolina License place RXU 743 last seen in the Rocky Mount area in North Carolina, the news release said.

     Describing the incident on Papas Bay Road, off of SC 9 west of Loris, as an “active death investigation,” the news release said no additional information will be released now.

     Anyone with information on Long and where he may be is asked to call 843-248-1520.

     Look for more information here as events warrant and in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.