September 28, 2012 North Myrtle Beach, SC - October 3 Update - It’s one of the most emotionally devastating forms of assault – a home invasion. Those that have experienced it say they never feel safe in their home again. Just when you are settling in for the night, a knock comes at the door and, unsuspectingly, you answer it and thugs enter. That is what happened at a home on 38th Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach on September 19th at 2 am in the morning.
“Can I use your phone,” asks a white female. The mother of a small two year old opens the door, allowing three black males, carrying guns, to force their way into the house. A gun is held to her head and she is forced against the wall in their living room. Meanwhile, the other two thugs force the male victim in the home to the floor, pistol whipping him and demanding money.
One leaves the man and rifles through the bedroom. Finding nothing, he drags the man into the bedroom, threatening him. The man gives up his wallet with $145 and the thugs seize a playstation.
The woman being held tries to take the gun away from the thug holding her and begins to scream, causing sufficient noise to cause them to leave.
Police responding to the call saw a vehicle that they suspected might have been at the scene. They eventually pulled the vehicle over and three black men ran. Jamie Chapman, a passenger in the car, and Robin Alston, the driver were detained and questioned. Unbelievably, one of the men that ran from the car, Jawnnie Waters, returned and was detained. Policed brought the female victim to the scene and she identified Chapman and Waters. Chapman identified Alston as being complicient.
Chapman, who gives her address as Columbus, OH, is currently incarcerated in J. Ruben Long and held on a $100,000 bond. The driver, Robin Alston, Atlantic Beach, SC, has been released on a $100,000 bond. Jawnnie Waters of Atlantic Beach, SC is being held at J. Ruben Long. Bail has not yet been set.
North Myrtle Beach Public Safety has issued arrest warrants for Timmane Ro Shawn Bellamy and Jeffery Savage in connection with this incident.
Jeffery A. Savage and Timmane Ro Shawn Bellamy
Timmane Bellamy turned himself into the North Myrtle Beach jail on October 1, 2012 and Jeffrey Savage was taken into custody by Horry County Police on September 27, 2012.