Police Blotter: Gun incident not an incident at HGTC

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Updated Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:15 pm

Deputies were rushed to the South Fraser Street campus of Horry-Georgetown Technical College Feb. 20 because of a report of a husband and wife with guns threatening to shoot each other.

School staff said the report they received was that the couple had an argument and the 28-year-old Murrells Inlet man threatened to shoot his 23-year-old wife.

School personnel said they did not know where the man was located but the woman, they said, had left to attend a class in Charleston County.

Deputies searched the parking lot and found the man in his car. The man admitted he had a gun that was in his glove box but when the deputy checked there was no gun.

The man then said he did not know where it was and that his wife may have taken it. Officers later met with the woman who said the gun was in her purse.

The woman admitted she does not have a permit to carry a firearm. She said she took it to keep it from her husband.

The woman said she did not want to talk about what had happened on the campus. She did say the incident was “blown out of proportion” and did not happen as it was reported to the Sheriff’s Office.

She later opened up saying her husband who is in the military recently returned from deployment and was having troubles adjusting to being home. She said they argued in the car on the way to school and she took the gun because of advice she had been given by a counselor.

She said her husband never threatened her and she was not afraid of him.

An officer from Coastal Carolina police responded to the scene saying he had received a call from family court advising that the man - a CCU student - had threatened to kill his wife when he picked her up from school.

The deputy concluded that no criminal domestic violence had occurred.

Powell Road burglary

A woman who lives in the 11700 block of Powell Road said she went to work at about 7:30 a.m. Feb. 19 and when she returned she saw her house had been burglarized,

The woman, who works for the county, said her county Ipad was taken. Also taken were two shotguns and an Ipod.

Entry was made to the home by kicking in a garage door.

Suspected Pawleys Island burglar escapes

Pawleys Island police responded to an alarm at a home in the 500 block of Myrtle Ave. Feb. 4 and saw an open door.

When the homeowner arrived, he confirmed a $700 television had been taken from the living room. A short while later, a Pawleys Island officer saw a Pathfinder with no tag lights being driven on Myrtle Ave. That same vehicle was later found by a deputy abandoned beside Highway 17 near Prince George. There was a TV matching the description of the one stolen inside the locked vehicle.

The deputy left the scene and by the time Pawleys police arrived, the Pathfinder was gone.

The next day, another house in the 500 block of Myrtle Ave. was reportedly burglarized. A TV was also taken from that home.

Ex’s new fiancee accused of harassment

A Kensington woman said she has received harassing text messages from her ex-husband’s new fiancée.

She said when she texts her ex-husband about their daughter, the subject - a 43-year-old Pawleys Island woman - send “all kinds of messages when she gets intoxicated,” the report states.

The victim says she has told the woman she wants no more communication with her but the texts continue to be sent.

A deputy met with the suspect and told her if the texts continue, she would be charged with a crime.

Switcheroo at Walmart

A loss prevention officer at Walmart reported a 26-year-old Georgetown woman entered the store with two large bags.

He said he watched the woman as she selected items from the children’s clothing section and the grocery aisles.

She then went to the customer service desk seeking a refund for the items. She received a gift card for $31.

It was discovered the woman had a receipt from a previous purchase where she had bought the identical items.

The woman was charged with obtaining goods under false pretenses and was taken to jail.

Vehicle break-in

A man from the 1100 block of Cuttino Street said someone broke into his vehicle parked in his yard while he was at work.

The rear window of the vehicle was shattered and a speaker box worth $250 was taken.

An amplifier was also stolen.

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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