Wednesday, January 8, 2014
A 22-year-old Conway man was arrested after he was caught allegedly trying to break into a home in the 4900 block of Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet Jan, 2. When deputies arrived, the man — Stephen Bryant Stacy of Kiskadee Loop — was on the ground with his hands behind his back. He was being detained by residents from the neighborhood.
One of the men detaining Stacy said he was at home and heard his dogs barking and looked out his window and saw the suspect standing near the door of the home of his 68-year-old female neighbor. He said when he asked Stacy what he was doing, Stacy walked over to his property. He said he called his neighbor over to his house to help him. The neighbor is a law enforcement agent.
The officer, who was off duty, ordered Stacy to the ground and held him there until a deputy arrived.
The deputy talked with the woman and saw the front door window was busted out.
It was learned a suspect matching Stacy’s description had been thrown out of the Hot Fish Club earlier in the evening for allegedly trying to choke a bartender.
A bouncer from the club said Stacy “was not acting normal” and was concerned he was going to get in trouble.
He said Stacy was “screaming and making statements that did not make sense and started ranting about Jesus and religion,” the report states.
When asked why he was at the woman’s home, Stacy said he knows her and was checking on her because he had heard someone tried to break into her home.
The homeowner told the deputy she does not know Stacy.
Stacy was charged with malicious injury to property and disorderly conduct.
He was released from jail under a bond of $1,350.