MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The man accused of burglarizing at least seven homes in the Grande Dunes was denied bond on a portion of the charges Monday morning.
Myrtle Beach police arrested a man connected to a recent string of burglaries in the Grande Dunes community.
Cpl. Tom Vest with the police department says officers arrested Charles Everett Adams, 31, for five counts of first-degree burglary, one count grand larceny, two counts burglary to auto, and one count of failure to stop for blue lights.
Adams was in court Monday morning at 9 a.m. for his initial court appearance, confirms Cpl. Vest.
In court, Adams asked the judge for leniency regarding bond. The accused burglar said he didn’t have much money and has a son and girlfriend for whom he must provide.
The solicitor’s office argued against Adams’ request, asking for the judge to deny bond. The solicitor cited Adams’ criminal record, which is more than a decade old and includes arrests for larceny, breaking into vehicles, and burglary. Officials also noted that Adams did not turn himself in willingly on the charges related to the Grande Dunes burglaries and initiated a police chase when officers attempted to stop him.
The crimes occurred over the course of two months, and a victim’s advocate in court Monday said seven victims are involved in Adams’ alleged crime spree. One victim spoke in court Monday stating he woke up to Adams standing over his sleeping wife in the middle of the night.
Adams was granted a $25,000 bond on the grand larceny charge, $5,000 bond on each charge of two counts of breaking and entering into a vehicle and failing to stop for blue lights. Adams was denied bond on the five burglary charges.