Police Blotter: Knife on a school bus

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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.

Jail guard flashed by inmate

A female Detention Center worker reported a case of indecent exposure March 22.

The guard said she was patrolling the D block when an 18-year-old inmate had his genitals out of his pants. He was smiling as he looked at the guard.

She told him what he was doing was not funny and he responded with something she could not understand.

The man was expected to be charged.

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.

Caught in the act

While on patrol at about 3:50 p.m. March 21, a deputy saw a truck parked in a wooded area off of Hawthorne Drive and Aspen Loop.

When the deputy approached the truck, he saw a 17-year-old male and 15-year-old female in the back seat attempting to get dressed.

The female told the deputy they stopped to talk “and one thing led to the other and we both consented to have sex.”

The man gave a similar story. He said they were talking “and it got heated and we were having sex in my truck. Can you just let us go and you will never see us anymore?”

The deputy said a report needed to be made but both were released to their parents.

Woman violates bond requirements

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

When deputies arrived at the Beaty Avenue 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.

Paint theft

A man who owns WB Construction in Murrells Inlet said one of his employees took two unopened cans of paint from the business and returned them to Home Depot and was given a $53 refund.

He said he believes the worker took the paint receipt from a desk in the office.

The owner was told he would have to contact Horry County Police since Home Depot is in that county.

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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