Bond has been set at $5,000 in connection with a Murrells Inlet man charged in connection with an ongoing missing persons case.

Randy Gale Robinson, 46, was charged Friday with obstructing justice in connection with the disappearance of Angie Pipkin, who was last seen leaving the Aynor IGA on Jan. 16.

Bond was set at a hearing Friday afternoon. The J. Reuben Long Detention Center website lists him as incarcerated. Horry County police have not confirmed what his connection is to Pipkin.

According to the warrant, the suspect was at his home on Sullivan Drive when he "prevented, impeded, or interfered with an investigation by, including but not limited to, providing false, misleading, and/or inaccurate information regarding the disappearance of Angela Grace Pipkin."

The warrant further states that those activities caused police to divert resources.

Angela Grace Pipkin, 32, of Galivants Ferry, was reported missing Jan. 22 after her mother said she hadn’t spoken with her in more than a week.

According to an Horry County Police report, Pipkin’s father took her to the IGA in Downtown Aynor to meet a friend on Jan. 16 around 4 p.m.

The report says Pipkin’s father went to get ice cream after dropping his daughter off and when he returned a short time later Pipkin was gone.

Several days passed without contact from the victim. Family went to a friend’s house where the victim said she was going, but the friend said he hadn’t spoken to her.

After a week of no contact, the victim’s mother contacted police. She said her daughter normally calls her, but has not. The mother also checked Facebook and there’s no recent activity, the report said.

Calls to the victim go straight to voicemail, which states the mailbox is full, according to the report.

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