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      Horry County couple in custody in Heather Elvis case both charged with Kidnapping

      The couple taken into custody on Friday in connection with the disappearance of Heather Elvis in Horry County are now both charged with Kidnapping.

      WPDE NewsChannel 15 has confirmed the kidnapping charge is related to the Heather Elvis case, according to Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.

      Tammy Moorer and Sidney Moorer are each charged with Kidnapping, Obstruction of Justice, and two counts of Indecent Exposure.

      WPDE NewsChannel 15 has copies of the arrest warrants for the Obstruction of Justice and Indecent Exposure charges for both Moorers. The arrest warrants for the Kidnapping charges are expected to be released Monday.

      According to the Obstruction of Justice warrant for Sidney Moorer, "on December 20th, 2013 the defendant one Sidney Moorer did commit the crime of obstruction of Justice when he prevented, impeded or interfered with an investigation to include but not limited to providing and creating false, misleading and/or inaccurate information regarding the disappearance of Heather Elvis and his activities in the early morning hours of December 18th, 2013 causing the investigating agency to divert resources."

      According to the Obstruction of Justice warrant for Tammy Moorer, "on December 20th, 2013 the defendant one Tammy Moorer did commit the crime of obstruction of Justice when he (sic) prevented, impeded or interfered with an investigation to include but not limited to providing and creating false, misleading and/or inaccurate information regarding the disappearance of Heather Elvis and her and Sidney Moorer's activities in the early morning hours of December 18th, 2013 causing the investigating agency to divert resources."

      According to one warrant for Tammy Moorer for Indecent Exposure, "between the dates of December 17th and 18th, 2013 at the address of 1325 Celebrity Circle in the Myrtle Beach section of Horry County, Tammy Moorer did willfully, maliciously, and indecently expose her person in a public place, on property of others, or to the view of any person on the street or highway."

      According to the other warrant for Tammy Moorer for Indecent Exposure, "between the dates of December 17th and 18th, 2013 at the address of Atlantic Avenue and Century Circle in the Conway section of Horry County, Tammy Moorer did willfully, maliciously, and indecently expose her person in a public place, on property of others, or to the view of any person on the street or highway."

      According to one warrant for Sidney Moorer for Indecent Exposure, "between the dates of December 17th and 18th, 2013 at the address of 1325 Celebrity Circle in the Myrtle Beach section of Horry County, Sidney Moorer did willfully, maliciously, and indecently expose his person in a public place, on property of others, or to the view of any person on the street or highway."

      According to the other warrant for Sidney Moorer for Indecent Exposure, "between the dates of December 17th and 18th, 2013 at the address of Atlantic Avenue and Century Circle in the Conway section of Horry County, Sidney Moorer did willfully, maliciously, and indecently expose his person in a public place, on property of others, or to the view of any person on the street or highway."

      Tammy Moorer and her husband Sidney Moorer were taken into custody on Friday as police executed an 11-hour search of their home and property in connection to the disappearance of Heather Elvis. Elvis, 20, was last seen on December 17.

      Saturday, Tammy Moorer and Sidney Moorer were each charged with two counts of Indecent Exposure, and one count of Obstruction of Justice.

      Bond hearings were held for Sidney and Tammy Moorer on Saturday on the Indecent Exposure and Obstruction of Justice charges.

      Judge Dennis Phipps granted Sindey and Tammy Moorer a $5,000 cash surety bond for each count of the indecent exposure counts, and a $10,000 cash surety bond for the count of obstruction of justice, totaling $20,000 for each of them.

      A hold was place on both of them, which means they cannot bond out until all their charges are released, according to Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.

      Judge Phipps says Tammy and Sidney Moorer each face up to ten years for the obstruction of justice charge, and up to three years for each of the two indecent exposure counts.

      Sunday, Tammy and Sidney Moorer were also charged with Kidnapping. Bond hearings on these charges are expected on Monday.

      No other information about the Kidnapping charges was released on Sunday.

      "Anything that we release at this point could jeopardize the case. We've got to be really tight-fisted on of that stuff. Certainly not trying to deprive the public or the family of any information but right now it could do more harm than it could do good," explained Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson told us on Saturday.

      Richardson added that both his office along with law enforcement will continue to investigate.

      Tammy Moorer's defense attorney said that he's already preparing for the worst case scenario.

      "It has been a long investigation. This is either a missing person or possibly a homicide so clearly that's in the public domain and that's what the focus of this has been," defense attorney Greg McCollum explained.