1 arrested, 3 wanted in attempted murder during Surfside Beach robbery

Left to right, Gail, Blades, & Rouse - Images from HCPD

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Horry County Police arrested a teenager for a reported home invasion robbery from earlier this week.

According to a press release, Martin Alexander Gail, 18, of Myrtle Beach was arrested in connection with the shooting incident on Glenns Bay Road on Tuesday. Gail is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Horry County police responded to a shooting incident at a home just before noon Tuesday on Glenns Bay Road.

According to Jonathan Martin with Horry County police, one victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident report says a construction worker flagged an officer down and told the officer a blue PT Cruiser had just pulled out of the parking lot of an apartment complex on Glenns Bay road and shots were fired as the car was leaving.

When the officer went to the parking lot, they found the victim bleeding and motioning for help. The victim says multiple men were at the residence and began shooting. The report also says the suspects stole money from the residence.

Martin says four men fled the scene of the shooting and were initially tracked to Deerfield Plantation where they crashed their car.

Police identified three other wanted in this incident.


Craig Ryan Blades of Myrtle Beach, is described as a black male, 24 years old, 5 ft. 11 in. tall, 210 lbs.

Timothy Devon Rouse of Myrtle Beach, SC, is described as a black male, 25 years old, 5 ft. 11 in. tall, 280 lbs.

Timothy Daggs of Greenville, NC, is described as a black male, 18 years old, 5 ft. 11 in. tall, 250 lbs.

Blades, Rouse and Daggs are considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact law enforcement immediately.


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