More arrests made in Horry County hemp theft case

Grand Strand Crime

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – More people have been arrested in an Horry County hemp theft case.

Mikayla Moskov, with the Horry County Police Department, confirms three more people have been arrested in the case:

  • Gregory Joseph Ashe
  • Don Erick Stanley
  • an unidentified juvenile

Ashe, 20, of Galivants Ferry, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 12:40 p.m. on October 22, according to booking records. He received a $5,000 bond and was released on October 23 around 4:15 p.m.

Gregory Joseph Ashe (left) and Don Erick Stanley (right). Photos: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

Stanley, 20, of Conway, was booked around 2:20 p.m. on October 22, JRLDC booking records show. He was given a $250 bond and remains in the center as of 1 p.m. Thursday.

News13 previously reported that police said thousands of dollars in hemp plants were stolen from a hemp grower in Conway on October 12. A juvenile was arrested.

A man reported his hemp plants were stolen from a field off Highway 65. Police said the man showed them multiple videos and pictures of the suspects.

There had been three reports of theft from the same farm within a week, HCPD said. Plants were uprooted by the suspects and caught on security cameras.

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