Judge sets bond for suspect in barricade situation on Ocean Boulevard


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A judge set bond for a man involved in a barricade and arson situation at a Myrtle Beach hotel, despite a police detective’s request to deny the action.

Judge J. Scott Long set bond for Kenneth Beachum, 33, at $385,000 Friday afternoon.

Beachum, of Mullins, was charged with arson, a false bomb threat, a false fire alarm, burglary, and throwing bodily fluids on an officer after barricading himself in a room of the Seaglass Tower at the Yachstman Resort Thursday in Myrtle Beach.

All the charges against Beachum are felonies except for the false fire alarm charge,

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