Two men charged in armed robbery at Cash for Gold in Conway

Jamal Dashon Bessent

Two men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday morning at the Cash For Gold at 1080 Highway 501, near Causey Road in Conway, according to Horry County police spokesperson Lt. Robert Kegler.

Leroi Bernard Jackson, 21, of Conway and Jamal Dashon Bessent, 19, of North Myrtle Beach are both charged with Armed Robbery.

Around 9:45 a.m., officers were called to the Cash for Gold for a possible armed robbery and when they arrived, police learned that two suspects dressed in all black clothing and wearing masks entered the store with a weapon and demanded money, Kegler added.

After getting the money and an additional gun, the suspects fled on foot behind the store.

Officers with the Horry County Police Department with the assistance of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Conway Police Department and Coastal Carolina Department of Public Safety quickly established a perimeter and the Horry County Police Bloodhound Tracking Team was called to the scene.

One suspect was captured within two hours of the search and later on in the afternoon, the second suspect was found and taken to J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Code Red, an emergency notification system recently acquired by Horry County Government was utilized during the incident.