A Longs man pleaded guilty in four separate criminal cases and was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week, according to a news release from 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.
Jeremy Clark, 21, on Dec. 16 pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct, armed robbery, second-degree burglary (violent), attempted armed robbery and escape.
The release said Clark sexually assaulted a female at a beach access point in North Myrtle Beach on May 5, 2019. Clark was later released on bond with GPS monitoring.
Prosecutors said that on April 30, 2020, Clark committed burglary attempted armed robbery in Little River and an armed robbery in North Myrtle Beach. He was still wearing the GPS monitor during those incidents.
Clark removed his GPS ankle monitor while investigators from the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department and Horry County Police Department were working to arrest him for those crimes, according to the solicitor's office.
Clark was arrested on June 10, 2020. He had no prior criminal history before his arrest.
“Were it not for the hard work and dedication of investigators from both the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department and the Horry County Police Department, these convictions would not be possible. Their investigations were detailed and thorough,” said senior assistant solicitor Mary-Ellen Walter, who prosecuted the cases for the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, in prepared comments.
“Because of their work, Clark will be in prison for a substantial period of time."
Walter said if Clark committed an additional "serious or violent crime" upon his release from prison, he would face life in prison without the possibility of parole.