3 charged in killings of 2 Horry County store clerks

CONWAY, S.C. — Horry County Police say they have charged three men with killing two convenience store clerks during a series of robberies last month.

Deputy Chief Kelvin Waites said at a news conference Friday that the men were arrested the night before and a search of one of their homes led to evidence connecting them with the three robberies and two fatal shootings in January.

He refused to answer questions at the news conference or give additional details.

Police said 33-year-old McKinley Daniels, 27-year-old James Daniels and 20-year-old Jerome Jenkins are each charged with two counts of murder. It wasn’t known if they had lawyers.

Investigators say surveillance video from the robberies showed masked men in hooded sweatshirts shooting the clerks even after they followed the robbers’ demands.