02-04-2010, 10:52 PM #1
SC - Brandon Graves, 24, Sumter, 30 January 2010
Myrtle Beach man still missing after weekend disappearance
By Drew Stewart - bio | email
SUMTER, SC (WIS) - A Myrtle Beach man is still missing after last being seen leaving a club in Sumter.
Brandon Graves was in Sumter over the weekend for homecoming festivities, when he went to join some friends at a Sumter night club. He hasn't been heard from since.
Video taken outside of Sebastian's Club in Sumter could hold the key in bringing Graves home safely. It shows the 24-year-old trying to enter the nightclub, being turned away by a bouncer, and leaving.
Night Manager Michael Gainey was standing just a few feet away when Graves came up to the club.
"He was intoxicated we think but not out of hand, but we didn't want any trouble so we told him he had to leave for the night," said Gainey.
Witnesses at the bar say Graves left in a white car, and hasn't been seen since.
Maj. Larry Florence is with the Sumter County Sheriff's Department. He says investigators are have a hard time figuring out why anyone would want to harm Graves.
"We right now haven't established anything as far as any foul play whatsoever," said Florence.
Brandon's short stature earned him the nickname "Peanut," but his family says that name didn't fit the size of his heart.
Brandon's oldest brother Lorenzo talks about the missing man.
"Very good person, very outspoken," said Lorenzo. "Very friendly, everybody he met became his friend."
Several members of Graves' family came from Dillon to Sumter to look for him. They said they think Brandon may have left Sebastian's for another club with someone else.
In any case, they just want to find him.
"It has my family tore up, it has my town tore up, my church family -- it has them torn up because none of them thought this could happen to Brandon," said Lorenzo.
Despite getting turning him away from the club, Gainey shares his hopes that Graves is fine.
"I'd like to see him found and brought home safe," said Gainey.
Graves stands 5'4 tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He suffers from asthma, and his family is concerned that without proper medication, his health could suffer.
If you see Graves, you're urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-CRIME-SC.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 05-07-2012 at 10:18 AM.
02-07-2010, 09:27 AM #2
Sheriff: Foul play suspected in case of missing man
Posted: Saturday, February 6, 2010 12:00 am
By JOE PERRY email@example.com
Foul play is now suspected in the disappearance of a 24-year-old Myrtle Beach man who went missing late Jan. 30 or early Jan. 31, Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said Friday.
Brandon Rodrigues Graves was last seen a week ago after he was removed from Sabastian's, 3289 Broad St., a report shows.
"At this time, we're suspecting foul play," Dennis said, noting that Graves' family, from Dillon, is very concerned. "We'd like anyone with any information on his whereabouts to please contact us."
02-09-2010, 08:36 PM #3
Family pleads for information about missing man
By Tonya Brown
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 at 5:45 p.m.
Missing Myrtle Beach Man, Family Asks for Help, Brandon Graves, Disappearance
The family of a missing Myrtle Beach man says with every passing day it gets harder not knowing if he is dead or alive.
The former trainer for the Coastal Carolina University football team was last seen at a Sumter nightclub and police suspect a crime may be involved in 24-year-old Brandon Graves' disappearance.
02-10-2010, 10:03 PM #4
"Person of interest" identified in Sumter missing persons case
Posted: Feb 09, 2010 4:54 PM EST
Updated: Feb 09, 2010 5:54 PM EST "Person of interest" identified in Sumter missing persons case, Jody Barr reports
SUMTER, SC (WIS) - The search for a man who went missing in Sumter last week has taken another turn as investigators have identified a "person of interest" in the disappearance of Brandon Graves.
Sumter County sheriff's Maj. Larry Florence says investigators continue to run down tips from the people who last saw Brandon Graves after he left Sabastian's Night Life.
"Whether he got hurt, or injured, or maybe even left Sumter and went somewhere else, right now we're exploring all avenues and we're asking for any help we can possibly get," said Florence.
Tuesday, investigators were back at the club, looking for any leads they could run down.
Florence says a possible break came Tuesday, from a tip that Graves might have left the club with a man from Clarendon County.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 03-07-2010 at 10:28 AM.
04-10-2010, 07:41 AM #5
Missing MB man's family offers reward for leads
By Tonya Brown
Friday, April 09, 2010 at 9:43 p.m.
Family and friends of a missing Myrtle Beach man hope reward money brings him home.
Police tell us they've tracked dozens of leads, but now they're back to square one.
04-24-2010, 08:02 AM #6
Family of missing man canvassing the Sumter area
Posted: Apr 23, 2010 11:47 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 23, 2010 11:49 AM EDT
(WIS) - The family of a man who went missing in Sumter in February will be searching for him Saturday.
Brandon Graves was last seen in Sumter outside of Sebastian's Club on February 1st.
Video taken outside of Sebastian's Club could hold the key to bringing Graves home safely. It shows the 24-year-old trying to enter the nightclub, being turned away by a bouncer, and leaving.
04-29-2010, 08:46 AM #7
08-28-2010, 03:30 PM #8
Prayers for Alpha Fratter Brandon Graves
May 3, 2010
09-19-2010, 06:59 PM #9
Family of missing Myrtle Beach man suspect foul play
Posted: Sep 19, 2010 6:23 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 19, 2010 6:23 PM EDT
SUMTER, SC (WIS) - It's been nearly eight months since the disappearance of Brandon Graves, a Myrtle Beach man who went missing in Sumter back in February.
11-19-2010, 11:01 AM #10
01-30-2011, 08:25 AM #11
Family holds vigil for missing man, 25
Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2011 6:00 am |
Updated: 11:30 pm, Sat Jan 29, 2011.
By JOE PERRY firstname.lastname@example.org
A year ago, Brandon "Peanut" Graves came to Sumter with some friends to enjoy Morris College homecoming festivities.
He has not been seen since.
01-01-2012, 04:21 PM #12
05-24-2012, 06:50 PM #13
Family of missing Little Rock man continues to search
By: AMY VITRANO | SCNOW
Published: May 24, 2012
LITTLE ROCK—Friday is national missing persons' day, and there are about 150 such cases in South Carolina
01-31-2013, 08:26 AM #14
Wednesday marks the third anniversary of missing Dillon man
By: KELLY BRUCKER | WBTW
Published: January 30, 2013
DILLON, S.C.---Wednesday marked the three year anniversary of the day a Dillon man disappeared. Brandon “Peanut” Graves, 24, was last seen after leaving a Sumter nightclub on January 31, 2010; his family and friends gathered to honor him on Wednesday afternoon, in hopes that he will be coming home soon.
01-31-2013, 10:53 AM #15
Family believes loved one still alive on third anniversary of his disappearance
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