Myrtle Beach drug arrest leads to armed robbery charge stemming from prostitution arrangement

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A man was arrested by Myrtle Beach police on Thursday after a search for drugs that also led to armed robbery and kidnapping charges for an incident in November, according to warrants obtained by News13.

Nicholas Daniel Benson, 26, has been charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, four counts of possession of a weapon in a violent crime and multiple counts of drug charge, according to online booking records.

Police searched an undisclosed location in Myrtle Beach on Thursday and found nearly 32 grams of suspected methamphetamine and two firearms, according to warrants. Officers found a 9mm pistol that was reported stolen from under a cushion in a sofa in the living room. They also found a 7.62 caliber rifle.

Benson also received warrants for an incident on November 23, 2021, which stemmed from a prostitution arrangement.

During the incident, Benson allegedly showed a victim a gun to stop him from leaving after he confronted two women about the missing money.

In 2019, Benson was one of two people arrested after he and another man were charged with holding someone hostage and shooting them with a BB gun.

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