UPDATE: Charges released for woman taken into custody in connection to Heather Elvis
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:54:39 GMT —
UPDATE: According to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, on Sunday an additional charge of kidnapping was filed for Tammy Moorer.
A bond hearing was held on Saturday, February 22 for Tammy Moorer at the J. Reuben long Detention Center.
Tammy Moorer was charged with two counts of Indecent Exposure, and one count of Obstruction of Justice.
She was not represented by an attorney.
According to the Horry County Public Index, Tammy Moorer has posted bond.
However, she will remain behind bars as she awaits the possibility of more charges, according to Horry County Solicitor, Jimmy Richardson.
Judge Dennis Phipps granted 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.
Tammy Moorer has her second appearance on May 2.
Her trial is scheduled for June 27.
Judge Phipps says Tammy Moorer faces up to ten years for the obstruction of justice charge, and up to three years for each of the two indecent exposure counts.
How these charges relate to Heather Elvis, who went missing more than 2 months ago, is still unknown.
"Anything that we release at this point could jeapordize 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.
Richardson added that both his office along with law enforcement will continue to investigate and plans on filing more severe charges against both Tammy and her husband Sidney Moorer.
Tammy Moorer's defense attorney said that he's already preparing for the worst case scenario.
"It has been a long investigation se 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.
As of Saturday evening, the Horry County Solicitor's Office says there's a hold on Tammy and Sidney Moorer which means they can't bond out until these further charges we're waiting on are released.
Tammy Moorer and her husband Sidney Moorer were taken into custody Friday morning at their home in connection to the disappearance of Heather Elvis.
Sidney Moorer faces identical charges.
Additional charges against both Moorer's are pending, according to the Horry County Police Department's Facebook page.