Monday, May 21, 2012
A 23-year-old Garden City man was arrested on two charges after he allegedly used a stolen gun to assault his girlfriend, according to the Horry County Police Department.
The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at a home on Second Street.
A neighbor called 911 after seeing the suspect dragging the woman in the house by pulling on her arm and hair.
The woman was able to escape from her boyfriend and she ran to the neighbor’s house to wait for police to arrive.
During the struggle, the woman was also able to dial 911 with her cell phone but was unable to speak. A dispatcher said she heard the woman screaming and also heard a man saying he would bust her head.
The woman said her boyfriend held a gun to her face threatening to shoot her.
When police arrived, they found the man in his house sitting on a couch. He did not have a gun and denied there was a gun in the house.
However, a witness who was watching the house after hearing the woman scream reported seeing the man place the gun under a grill on the back porch.
The gun was retrieved by an officer. The suspect then denied pointing it at his girlfriend but admitted it was in his hand.
Through a computer check it was learned the gun had been stolen from Richland County. The suspect said it belonged to his cousin and he had no idea it was stolen.
He was charged with criminal domestic violence and receiving stolen goods.
A 22-year-old Charleston man said he dropped off his ex-girlfriend near her Murrells Inlet home May 12 and was sitting in the Bank of America parking lot when his car was vandalized by a 20-year-old Myrtle Beach man.
The victim said the suspect used a baseball bat to smash his driver’s side window, sending glass all over him causing some cuts.
He also hit the windshield with the bat.
The man was arrested for malicious injury to property and simple assault and battery.
Elephant drug pipe at WHS
A 15-year-old Waccamaw High student was charged with having drug paraphernalia on campus May 8.
School officials were tipped off by another student that the female had a glass elephant shaped marijuana pipe in her possession.
When a school official told the teen she would be searched, she confessed and handed over the pipe which, according to the report, contained burnt residue.
The girl said the pipe was not hers but belonged to a friend. She was told she was being charged because the pipe was in her possession.
Tired of the gunfire
A man from the 700 block of Parkersville Road said there have been problems with people shooting automatic weapons and other guns in the neighborhood.
He said everytime he hears the shots they seem to be coming from the direction of MLK Road.
The man said he was concerned because his neighbor had a bullet penetrate his wall about six months ago.
“I informed (the man) that you are allowed to shoot a firearm off in the county as long as you do it in a safe manner,” the deputy wrote in the report.
The man said he will contact politicians to have that law changed for safety reasons.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper