Bond set for 18-year-old charged after armed robbery outside Grand Strand Baptist Church

Richmond Collier appeared before a judge for his bond hearing on Oct. 12, 2017. (WPDE)

The man who police say was involved in a shooting incident with a member of Grand Strand Baptist Church on Sept. 29 near Tanger Outlets has been charged, according to Krystal Dotson, with Horry County police.

Richmond Clayton-Isaiah Collier, 18, of Conway, is charged with two counts of armed robbery, attempted murder, two counts of pointing and presenting firearms at a person, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, unlawful carrying of a pistol and malicious injury to animals, according to Horry County police.

Collier appeared before a judge for his bond hearing Thursday afternoon. You can watch that hearing in the player below or by clicking here.

Judge Aaron Butler set bond for Collier as follows:

  • 2 counts of armed robbery - $20,000 on each count
  • Attempted murder - $25,000
  • 5 weapons charges (2 counts of pointing and presenting firearms at a person, 2 counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, 1 count of unlawful carrying of a pistol) -$15,000 on each count
  • Malicious injury to animals - $500

Collier was also placed on home detention, meaning he cannot leave the home except for specific reasons like visiting with his attorney, going to the doctor or going to court.

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According to Assistant Solicitor Pierce Haar, the charges against Collier stem from two separate incidents, both on Sept. 28 and both armed robberies.

One happened near Tanger Outlets while members of a church were setting up for a festival.

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When police talked to the victim, a 46-year-old man, he told police that he was conducting a security sweep for the church when Collier approached him and asked for change for a $20, according to the police report.

The man reached for his wallet and that is when Collier pointed a gun at the man's stomach and told him to give him the money, according to the report.

The man told police that he complied and when Collier started to walk away, Collier pulled out his gun and started to fire it.

According to warrants, Collier fired one shot that struck a car door. Collier continued to pull the trigger, but due to a malfunction with his gun, he only fired one shot.

The victim had a concealed weapons permit and returned fire. Collier was hit 8 times, according to warrants.

After the incident, church members continued on with their festival and added extra security.

The other incident Collier is charged with was an armed robbery with a handgun that ABC15 does not have details on. Haar did not elaborate on it in court and we have asked Horry County police for information.

Collier's attorney, Scott Bellamy, said in court that there were two incidents but they were almost simultaneous in nature.

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