Police Blotter:

  • Monday, May 19, 2014

An altercation between two inmates at the Georgetown County Detention Center was reported April 30.

A guard said a 34-year-old inmate was pouring tea for a 24-year-old man when the younger man said “you looking like you want to do something.”

After that was said, both inmates “flinched at each other, provoking one another,” the report states.

The older man went into the cell of the younger inmate and started beating him in the face.

The officer called for backup to help break up the attack.

The man accused of the attack suffered a busted lip but the younger man was not injured.

A warrant was expected to be signed against the older man.

Drug disposal failed

A traffic accident resulted in drug charges against a 19-year-old Pawleys Island man May 2.

A deputy who responded to the accident in front of the Pawleys Island Kangaroo convenience store was informed by a witness the man was seen throwing something in the storm drain. The deputy found a small bag containing marijuana.

He questioned the occupants of the vehicle and the suspect eventually admitted it belonged to him.

He was issued a citation for simple possession of marijuana.

Facebook friend fraud

A Pawleys Island man says he thinks a woman he has been communicating with on Facebook is responsible for stealing from his bank account.

The 24-year-old man said he and the woman had been talking for about seven months and he told her about money problems he was having.

The woman told him her brother could help if he provided his bank account number.

The man said after providing the information he noticed transactions taking place in his account which caused it to go into the red.

It was confirmed by bank officials the checks that were being written in Illinois were fake.

The man said he has never met the woman or her brother in person.

He was advised he would have to call authorities in Illinois for the case to be investigated.

Racism accusation results in thrown mulch

A woman from the 700 block of Algonquin Drive in Pawleys Island called deputies because her downstairs neighbor was harassing her by “coming upstairs and being racist and complaining and cussing at her about the noise coming from her condo,” the report states.

She said her neighbor “acted drunk and smelled of alcohol during the incident.”

The accused woman said one of her neighbor’s guests came downstairs and called her a racist and pulled back his fist as if he was going to hit her.

Another person stopped him from hitting her but he them picked up and handful of mulch and threw it in the woman’s face.

The deputy noted the woman smelled of alcohol and while he was there she poured a glass of wine and started drinking it.

The accused mulch thrower denied the allegations. No charges were filed

Pot found in vehicle

While on patrol at about 3 a.m. April 30, a deputy saw a car parked at a power substation on Tyson Drive in Pawleys Island.

The car was unoccupied but the engine was still warm. The deputy noticed a crow bar and book sack inside the vehicle.

There was also some sort of pipe in the ashtray.

The deputy also found a bandana outside the car.

The officer drove to a nearby location and set up surveillance and soon after he saw the vehicle being driven away so he initiated a traffic stop.

The driver and his passenger, both from North Carolina, said they had been at a bar but did not drink. They also said the car was parked at the secluded area because they had met some girls.

After questioning, the driver admitted there was a small amount of marijuana in the car.

The drugs were found in the door and in the ashtray.

Both men were cited for simple possession of marijuana.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.

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