A 40-year-old man was taken into custody during the investigation into the deadly robbery Friday night at a Forestbrook bingo hall.
Bradford Britton of Georgetown remained held at the Georgetown County Detention Center at the time of this report, online jail records show. He was booked after police discovered he was wanted out of another state, authorities said.
On Monday, Georgetown police received information from the Horry County Police Department that a vehicle used in the commission of a double homicide in the HCPD’s jurisdiction was possibly at Britton’s home on South Kaminski Street, according to an incident report.
An officer responded to the address and confirmed a silver Volkswagen Jetta was on the property. This information was relayed to the HCPD.
Horry County police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrived and officers executed a search warrant.
Britton was located on the property. Authorities discovered that Britton is wanted on charges out of Texas and he was taken to the Georgetown County jail.
Horry County Police spokeswoman Mikayla Moskov said Britton was interviewed in relation to the deadly robbery at Waccamaw Bingo and that it is standard procedure to interview a number of people in relation to an investigation.
Bradford is wanted on drug and failure to appear charges out of another jurisdiction, Moskov said.
No charges had been filed in connection with the case at the time of this report.
The deadly robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday night at the bingo hall located in Belle Terre Plaza off U.S. 501. The business’ operators, Steve Johnson, 73, and his 46-year-old son Sparky Johnson were both shot to death. Both men were from Sumter.
Horry County police have searched for the suspect in the case, described as a black man whose face was covered and was wearing gray clothing.