SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Three people were taken into custody Friday morning after vehicle break-in Surfside Beach, according to police.
William Michael Jollie, 42, of Conway, was charged with two counts of breaking into autos, resisting arrest and prowling. Stephanie Marie Thomas, 26, of Conway, was charged with resisting arrest, prowling and giving false information to law enforcement. Cory Thomas Hodges, 30, of Conway, was charged with driving under suspension — second offense.
Police were called at about 3:15 a.m. to the 500-block of 8th Avenue South. The victim gave police descriptions and police were able to locate the suspects, according to a news release. Jollie and Thomas allegedly ran away and were located at about 8 a.m. in the area of 10th Avenue South and South Hollywood Drive.
Hodges was with Jollie and Thomas at the time and was arrested on a traffic offense, according to police.
“Thanks to strong community partnerships, fast-acting officers and technology we were able to quickly apprehend individuals who came to this community to victimize our citizens,” Surfside Beach Police Chief Kenneth Hofmann said in a statement.
Police are asking anyone whose vehicle may have been broken into or anyone with security footage to call 843-913-6368.
Police said more charges are possible as the investigation progresses.