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Horry County couple in court for kidnapping Heather Elvis

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Sydney Moorer(left), Tammy Moorer(right) Sydney Moorer(left), Tammy Moorer(right)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The married couple at the center of the Heather Elvis case since Friday morning is now charged with kidnapping.

Horry County Police report both Sidney and Tammy Moorer are in jail at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center charged with kidnapping in connection to missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis.

Sunday morning, Tammy Moorer posted bond on the $10,000 obstructing justice charge, but remained in jail.

No bail is set for the kidnapping charges.

The pair will appear before a magistrate judge on Monday for a bond hearing.  Solicitor Jimmy Richardson tells News 13 the bond hearings will be 10 a.m. at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

This comes after the Moorers appeared before Judge Dennis Phipps Saturday in connection to the Heather Elvis case.

Tammy Moorer, 41, is charged with one count of obstruction of justice and two counts of indecent exposure.  

According to arrest warrants, the Tammy's indecent exposure charges stem from an incident at Broadway at the Beach.  The warrant says between December 17th and 18th of 2013, she indecently exposed herself at 1325 Celebrity Circle in Myrtle Beach.  The second exposure charge is from between December 17th and 18th at Atlantic Avenue and Century Circle in Conway.

The arrest warrant for her obstructing justice charge says on December 20, 2013 she gave police misinformation regarding the disappearance of Heather Elvis and Sidney Moorer's activities during the early morning hours of December 18, 2013.

"In this particular case they saw fit to charge smaller charges to start with but I'll assure you a lot heavier charges are coming," said Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.

Richardson said he could not release what those "heavier charges" could be or how they're connected to the Heather Elvis case.  The Horry County Police Department did write on its Facebook page that "additional charges are pending" against the Moorers.

"Aanything that we release at this point could jeopardize the case. We've got to be really tight fisted on that stuff certainly not trying to deprive the public or the family or anyone else of information but right now it could do a lot more harm than good," said Richardson.

Richardson said after Saturday's charges there are a number of different scenarios that can play out.

"It may very well be that one of them may work against the other one, it could be that both of them decide to work together. There are a lot of decisions that go into it," said Richardson.

For all three charges, Moorer's bond is a $20,000 cash surety bond.  The obstruction charge is $10,000, the exposure charges are $5,000 each.

Moorer will appear for a second time on May 2nd, 2014 at 1:30.  Her trial for the above charges is June 27 at 8:30 a.m.  

In court, Moorer said she lost her job due to the Heather Elvis case and she mentioned her three children.

Sidney Moorer, 38, Tammy's husband, appeared in court around 3:00p.m. Saturday afternoon.  He's charged with the same things as his wife.  His bond is the same as his wife's, as well.

His indecent exposure charges come from an incident between December 17th and 18th near Atlantic Avenue and Century Circle in Conway.  The arrest warrants state Sidney "willfully, maliciously, and indecently exposed his person in a public place, on property of others, or in the view of someone on the street or highway."  The warrant says between December 17th and 18th of 2013, he also indecently exposed himself at 1325 Celebrity Circle in Myrtle Beach.

In the arrest warrant for his obstructing justice charge, police say he gave misinformation to police on December 20, 2013 regarding missing woman Heather Elvis and his whereabouts during the early morning hours of December 18, 2013.

The Chief Public Defender of the circuit asked attorney Greg McCollum to speak with Tammy Moorer concerning her charges.

No word on who is defending Sidney.

Two people are in custody in the Heather Elvis case.

According to Lt. Robert Kegler of the Horry County Police Department, a search warrant was executed at 8786 Highway 814 , just off Highway 544 Friday morning.

Kegler said the search warrant was executed to obtain evidence based on new information gathered through expert analysis of previously seized surveillance tapes in the area along with financial discrepancies filed.

Sidney Moorer, 38, lives at that address with his wife Tammy Moorer, 41, and are both in custody, Kegler said.  Their charges have not been released.  Sydney Moorer was listed on the original police report when Heather Elvis was reported missing.

"The steps moving forward with any client are to listen to them, see what they have to say, understand their situation and then go from there," said McCollum.


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