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Sidney Moorer (left) and Tammy Moorer (right) were booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway on Friday.

Sidney and Tammy Moorer have posted bonds on indecent exposure and obstruction of justice charges stemming from the ongoing Heather Elvis investigation.

But the Horry County couple remains behind bars as they await new charges that have been pending since their arrest Friday morning.

Arrest warrants obtained by Waccamaw Publishers on Sunday state the obstruction of justice charges stem from statements made on December 20, the day after Heather Elvis was reported missing.

Tammy Moorer's obstruction of justice warrant states she "prevented, impeded or interfered with an investigation to include but not limited to providing and creating false, misleading and/or inaccurate information regarding the disappearance of Heather Elvis and her and Sidney Moorer's activities in the early morning hours of December 18th, 2013."

Sidney Moorer's obstruction of justice warrant contains nearly identical verbiage.

As for the exposure charges, warrants state the Moorers exposed themselves on two occasions between December 17 and December 18.

The first instance occurred at Atlantic Avenue and Century Circle in Conway. The other instance happened in the 1300 block of Celebrity Circle in Myrtle Beach, according to the warrants.

In both cases, the suspects exposed themselves in a public place, the warrants state.

According to police records previously obtained by the Chronicle, phone records show a series of communications between Sidney Moorer and Heather Elvis up to 6 a.m. Dec. 18, the day she was last seen, according to a Dec. 19 police report.

Heather Elvis' roommate, Brianna Warrelmann, told police Elvis seemed like she was "crying and upset" after Elvis received a call from Moorer around 1:44 a.m. Dec. 18, a Dec. 19 police report said.

On Sunday, the Moorers were also charged with one count each of kidnapping, according to the J. Reuben Long website and a deputy at the jail.

A representative with Horry County magistrate's office said bond hearings for the kidnapping charges won't be held until at least Monday. Copies of the arrest warrants likely won't be released until Monday as well.

Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said Sunday that the kidnapping charge is related to the Heather Elvis disappearance, but he couldn't go into details, including why the kidnapping charges were brought. He also couldn't comment on whether additional charges might be filed.

"I can say that it [the investigation] is very fluid. It's moving along as we expected that it would," Richardson said. "There were certain things that their trying to keep quiet. The county has put in a ton of work and I don’t want to jeopardize anything they’ve done."

A bond hearing will be held in Circuit Court on Monday, Richardson said.

"A lot of [information] will come out in the bond hearing," he said.

The Moorers have each posted $20,000 bond set for the exposure and obstruction charges during separate hearings Saturday, according to the Horry County Public Index.

They remain jailed because holds have been placed on them pending additional charges, which should be announced later today.

Sidney Moorer, 38, and Tammy Moorer, 41, have each been charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obstruction of justice. It was not immediately known what connection exists between the charges and Elvis' disappearance.

The Moorers were taken into custody Friday after police issued a series of search warrants at their home off Highway 814. Heather Elvis disappeared some time Dec. 18 and still has not been found.

Phone records show a series of communications between Sidney Moorer and Heather Elvis up to 6 a.m. Dec. 18, the day she was last seen, according to a Dec. 19 police report.

Heather Elvis' roommate, Brianna Warrelmann, told police Elvis seemed like she was "crying and upset" after Elvis received a call from Moorer around 1:44 a.m. Dec. 18, the police report said.

Moorer told police in the report that he only called Elvis to tell her to stop calling him. He acknowledged he and Elvis had a relationship history, but that it ended in October, according to the report.

Elvis' car was found at about 10:43 p.m. Dec. 19 at Peachtree Boat Landing in Socastee, about eight miles from her River Oaks apartment and four miles from the Moorer residence.

Horry County police chief Saundra Rhodes has said investigators believe Elvis drove herself to the boat landing Dec. 18. Elvis' exact times of departure and arrival were not immediately known.

Horry County police issued search warrants Friday after "in an attempt to identify potential evidence based on new information obtained through expert analysis of previously seized surveillance tapes in the area along with financial discrepancies filed with the State of South Carolina on behalf of the occupants of the residents," according to a news release.

The contents of the tapes and nature of the financial discrepancies was unknown.

Police were working to obtain surveillance footage from the Carolina Forest McDonalds on International Drive. A receipt time stamped 4:34 p.m. Dec. 17 was found in Elvis' car on Dec. 19.

Lt. Robert Kegler referred questions about the financial discrepancies to the U.S. Attorney General's office. A U.S Attorney's office spokeswoman in the Florence office wouldn't confirm nor deny the agency's involvement.

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(5) comments

Jim Self

Are these two still in jail?

Tarty Teacher

WTH are these people thinking exposing themselves in public? Twice?? Ew.

I'm glad LE pieced this together and hope Heather is found soon.

Myrtlelyn

So happy this is coming along quickly, but I pray they find Heather soon.
Her poor family and friends and all they are going through is just horrible.
Just hate this happened at all, but right before Christmas has got to be so painful.[sad]

sicilianjae

good job HCPD

jgoldsbe

Thumbs up!

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