Dog terrorizes neighbors

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014

A South Merriman Road man was ticketed March 16 because his dog, which was running loose, nearly bit a police officer.

The officer responded to a complaint about dogs roaming the neighborhood. One of the dogs bit someone last year causing that person to receive ten stitches.

As the officer was attempting to make contact with the owner, a brindle boxer jumped the man’s fence and started growling and showing its teeth at her.

The dog “almost bit me,” the officer noted in her report.

She said some neighbors were confined to their homes “due to the boxer being on the prowl.”

More than three hours later - the dog on the loose the entire time - the owner answered his phone. He said he had been running late for work that morning and did not have time to chain the dog. He said he will start leaving the dog inside the house.

He was charged with ‘dangerous dog at large’ and was warned the dog will be taken by the city if it is seen running loose in the future.

Knife on a school bus

A concerned parent called Waccamaw Middle School March 18 after learning that a student had a knife on a bus.

The 13-year-old student was reportedly showing the knife to other students on the bus after school the previous day.

The students belongings were searched and the knife with an 11 centimeter blade was recovered.

The student said the knife had been in his backpack for about a month. He was charged with having a weapon on school property.

Combative man assaults guard

A 39-year-old Charlotte man, incarcerated at the Georgegtown County Detention Center March 15 - is accused of assaulting an officer.

The jail guard said the suspect was brought in by Highway Patrol for being under the influence. He became combative and swung with a closed fist, striking the guard on the left shoulder.

A Taser was used on the man to get him in a cell.

Wedding altercation

Deputies were sent to a home in the 600 block of Retreat Beach March 16 after a woman called 911 and said a man hit her in the face. The call was then disconnected.

Central Dispatch called back and the woman sounded as if she was being told what to say.

A man then took the phone and told the dispatcher everything was OK.

When the officers arrived, they saw two people on two couches who appeared to be asleep.

The woman was asked to step outside, which she did.

She said she and the suspect were arguing about a cell phone but she denied telling the dispatcher she had been hit in the face. She said she told the dispatcher the man put his hands on her.

The woman - from Georgia - said she and the man were visiting for a wedding and did not want to press charges. She said she was not afraid of the man.

Woman violates bond requirements

A Murrells Inlet woman called 911 March 20th and said her husband had threatened her, took some pills and had locked himself in a bedroom.

When deputies arrived at the Beaty Ave. residence, the woman answered the door wearing underwear and a robe, her speech was slurred and she had a hard time standing. She told the officers that she had recently been arrested for domestic violence and was out on bond.

She said her husband told her he was going to “gut her” if she called police.

The officer advised the woman that she was not supposed to be near her husband as a condition of her bond. She said it was her house and she was not going to stay away, the report states.

Her husband was found sleeping in a bedroom. The bedroom door did not have a lock on it, the officer noted.

He seemed fine and denied taking any pills.

He said he had been asleep earlier in the evening when his wife came in asking for sex and money. He said when he said “no” to both requests, she said she was calling the police.

The woman was taken to jail after she started yelling profanity at the deputies.

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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