Police Blotter: Three charged with selling beer to 18 year old

  • Friday, January 31, 2014

Three Waccamaw Neck businesses were cited for allegedly selling alcohol to a minor Jan. 24.

The Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) team and an 18-year-old confidential informant went to Food Lion in Pawleys Island and the teen went inside and selected a 24-pack of Bud Light and took it to the counter.

The cashier - a 19-year-old woman - sold the beer to the undercover person.

The officers then went inside and the clerk reportedly admitted she did not card the customer.

The team also went to the Kangaroo convenience store on Highway 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet where the 18-year-old was able to make an alcohol purchase.

The clerk - a 69-year-old woman - said she checked the informant’s ID. She said the customer was 21,

When the clerk was presented with the ID by one of the officers, she admitted the ID indicated the informant was 18. She said her eyes were “scratchy” which is why she missed his age on the ID.

At The Islander in Pawleys Island, the informant reportedly purchased alcohol at the bar.

The bartender - a 26-year-old man - said he asked the man for his ID but then went to get the beer and it slipped his mind to look at the ID when he returned.

The sellers at the three establishments were charged with selling beer to a minor.

Harassment at the DC?

A 48-year-old inmate filed a report claiming he has been harassed by a female corrections officer.

A deputy met the man Jan. 25 who said the officer was patrolling his cell block and he was urinating at the time. The man says the guard stopped at his cell and watched him as he was relieving himself.

The man said the officer “held up both hands with her pointer fingers up as if to measure and then put her fingers together then apart multiple times,” the report states.

The inmate says the officer did not leave his cell until he finished urinating.

He said she then went back to the guard tower and was making the same hand gestures while speaking with another female guard and they both started laughing.

The matter is being investigated.

Altercation at MI bar

A Murrells Inlet man said he was assaulted by his 47-year-old ex-wife Jan. 25.

He said he was inside the Beaver Bar when his ex walked up and slapped him in the face several times.

He says he tried to leave but the woman followed him outside and continued to slap him.

The woman told a different story. She says the man pinned her against her car and hit her.

Some witnesses reported seeing the woman hitting the man but they did not see him hit her. Another witness said he saw the man hit the woman, so both were arrested.

Wife tries to catch estranged husband in the act

A Maryville man said he is in the process of getting a divorce and his estranged wife has been taking pictures of him.

The man says he has a girlfriend and was at her home when his estranged wife took pictures of his truck from the road. He said his wife is trying to catch him staying overnight at his girlfriend’s house because it would violate a condition of their separation.

He said he has his wife taking pictures on video which he took with his phone.

The man said he did not want to press charges but wanted the incident documented for divorce court.

Kids shoot moving truck

A man from the 300 block of Indian Hut Road near Andrews reported seeing three or four young boys in the woods who shot his truck window.

The man said it happened as his wife was driving on Indian Hut Road. After the window was shot, the boys ran into the woods and then into a nearby house.

A deputy went to that house and met with the woman who said one of the kids - a 7-year-old - ran in the house screaming that he was going to jail.

The child said he and his friends were shooting a BB gun at a squirrel when a BB ricocheted off a tree and hit the truck.

It was later learned one of the child’s friends told him to shoot the truck.

The deputy warned the child the gun should not be used without an adult present. The child’s father said he would pay for the damages.

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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