POLICE BLOTTER: Andrews man charged with two counts of attempted murder

  • Friday, July 19, 2013

Quanmaine Deshon Brown

A 22-year-old Andrews man remained in jail Thursday under a $30,000 bond.
Quanmaine Deshon Brown was arrested at about 2 a.m. Wednesday — about six hours after he allegedly fired shots at two men from Kingstree.
The men — ages 46 and 40 — told Andrews police they were at a home on Basswood Street when Brown pulled up in front of the house and started shooting at them with what appeared to be an AK-47 type assault rifle. The younger man ran inside the house.
Brown then reportedly got out of his car and walked over to the older man and pointed the gun at him. That man then ran into the house and Brown left in his vehicle, the report states.
The victims said the altercation began earlier when Brown allegedly took $250 from the younger victim. They said they later received a call from him saying he was coming to see them.
They thought he was going to return the money but instead he started shooting at them, the report states.
A bullet hole was found in a shed behind the house where the shots were fired.
According to Detention Center records, Brown is charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Nude woman arrested
at Auto Zone

Police were sent to Auto Zone on Highmarket Street July 11 because of a 56-year-old woman who went into the bathroom at about 2 p.m. and was still in there four hours later.
When store employees asked her to come out she refused, saying she was brushing her teeth.
When the officer walked to the bathroom he saw the woman was wearing only socks and had all of her belongings which included a bottle of liquor.
The officer said the woman  is known to police because she frequently sleeps in the restrooms of businesses and on sidewalks.
The officer said he tried to put handcuffs on the woman but she started yelling and screaming and tried to hit the officer with the liquor bottle.
The officer was able to gain control and placed her in the cuffs.
The woman is homeless and refuses to go to a shelter, the report states.

Maryville burglary

A man from Martin Street in Maryville said someone broke into his through a back door July 10 and stole his 40-caliber handgun and an X-Box 360.
The area was searched but a suspect was not located.

Stolen Cadillac leads to arrest

Georgetown police recovered a red Cadillac that had been stolen in Horry County.
At about 1 p.m. Tuesday Central Dispatch received a call from Onstar stating the car was being driven on Merriman Road.
An officer responded and saw a car matching the description.  He followed the vehicle and saw the driver turn into Stereo Video Center on Highmarket Street. Police set up a surveillance and watched as a man walked out of the store carrying a box speaker.
He was next to the car when the officers drove up. The man dropped the speaker and started running.
The man was caught near the railroad tracks on Prince Street.
In the car police found a 40-caliber handgun and a bag of marijuana.
The 20-year-old Georgetown man reportedly admitted he had been driving the vehicle.
He was charged with receiving stolen goods and various other offenses.

Free McFood

Police met with the manager of the Georgetown McDonalds Sunday. He said he had an employee in the restaurant who was about to be fired.
He said he caught the woman handing food to customers at the drive-through and she was not charging them for the items.
The manager said she has been doing this for about three months and has cost the business about $300.
The woman told police she had been taking “a few dollars from the register every now and again because she had fallen on hard times,” the report states.
The manager decided not to press charges but wanted the incidents documented.

Running from the scene

A man from Hilliard Street in the Graves Station community said he was in his house at about 11 p.m. July 11 when his dogs started barking. He said he looked outside and saw a man running down the road.
He then noticed a three gallon gas container was missing from under his shed. Also taken from his vehicle was a GPS unit and several bottles of medication.
The area was searched but the running man was not found.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
—Compiled by Scott Harper

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