Horry County man knocked unconscious, killed and robbed of cigarettes
Two Horry County men are jailed on charges related to the death of a 51-year-old man found late Saturday in Little River, according to Horry County police.
John Lee Monroe Scott, 35, of Loris, is charged with one count of murder and one count of armed robbery; and Jeffrey Michael Landacre, 20, of Little River, is charged with accessory to murder.
The charges are related to the death of Johnny Ray Caulder, 51, who died after someone cut his throat, Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said.
John Lee Monroe Scott
Horry County police were called at 9:30 p.m. Saturday to B and M Interiors on U.S. 17 for a man in the parking lot, Sgt. Robert Kegler said. Officers found Caulder dead in the parking lot.
During the investigation, Horry County police detectives learned that Caulder and Scott argued earlier in the evening while walking home from a friendís house, Kegler said. The argument turned physical when Scott elbowed Caulder and left him unconscious in the parking lot of the business, police said.
Police said Scott is accused of returning to the scene with a knife and cutting Caulderís throat before taking his cigarettes.