Michael Elsey and Elder Soles (Source: Horry County Sheriff's Office)
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so WMBF News is profiling two men the Horry County Sheriff's Office says are wanted for the crime.
South Carolina ranks second in the nation for the number of women murdered by men, and much of that begins behind closed doors, at home in domestic violence situations. That's why it's important to help get these suspects off the streets.
Police say on the morning of Sept. 3, 31-year-old Eldred Junior Soles came into the home he shared with a woman and started an argument. The woman says he hit her on the arm with a stick and when she began to call the police, he ran into the woods.
Soles is 5'8" tall, 185 pounds and his last known address is on Log Cabin Road in Longs.
Also wanted by the sheriff's office is 31-year-old Michael David Elsey.
Elsey's former girlfriend told WMBF News she's glad to be out of the violence situation that he was causing in the home because they have three children together.
According to the report she went to Horry County Police to report that Elsey slapped her after fighting all day, and that she lives in fear of him.
Elsey is 6' tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. His last known address is on Cordgrass Drive in Little River, but his ex believes he now lives in the Philadelphia area.
Both Michael Elsey and Eldred Soles are wanted for their second offense of criminal domestic violence.
If you have any information that can help bring these men to justice, contact the Horry County Sheriff's Office Warrant Division at 843-915-8347 or Horry County Dispatch at 843-248-1520.
Wednesday, March 12 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-03-12 12:33:21 GMT
The Middletown Police Department is investigating after two motor vehicle's belonging to city resident were spray painted with racial slur. On Monday and on Tuesday, police said two separate vehicles wereMore >
A Middletown woman's cars were spray-painted with racial slurs on multiple occasions, according to police.More >
Wednesday, March 12 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-03-12 16:44:38 GMT
The fresh batch of snow that fell on Mid-Michigan has caused numerous accidents on area roadways. With much of the snow falling to the southern portions of the TV5 viewing area, many crashes are beingMore >
The fresh batch of snow that fell on Mid-Michigan has caused numerous accidents on area roadways. More >
Wednesday, March 12 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-03-12 11:01:12 GMT
The House of Representatives have approved a bill Tuesday allowing telephone providers the ability to discontinue land line service. The House vote was 71-39. The bill passed the Senate 31-4 in DecemberMore >
The House of Representatives has approved a bill allowing telephone providers the ability to discontinue land line service. More >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Wednesday, March 12 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-03-12 04:09:09 GMT
Michigan State Police confirm the body discovered in a store parking lot Tuesday afternoon is Saginaw Spirit hockey player, Terry Trafford. Family and friends of the 20 year old say they hadn't seen orMore >
State Police confirm the body discovered in a store parking lot is Saginaw Spirit hockey player, Terry Trafford. More >
Wednesday, March 12 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-03-12 12:48:35 GMT
A new Michigan law requires residents or businesses wanting health insurance coverage for abortions to buy extra coverage. Once the measure takes effect Thursday, it will apply to new or renewed healthMore >
A new Michigan law requires residents or businesses wanting health insurance coverage for abortions to buy extra coverage. More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:48:36 GMT
A man is in jail after police say he neglected his elderly mother and stole thousands of dollars from her. Police are saying the lack of medical care could have killed the woman. The 80-year-old womanMore >
A man is in jail after police say he neglected his elderly mother and stole thousands of dollars from her. More >