Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Police were dispatched to Fishtails on Church Street around 1:30 a.m. Aug. 2 because of a fight in progress.
When police arrived they saw three men following another man behind the Harbor Inn.
A 28-year-old Georgetown man, who was highly intoxicated and was barefoot, was bleeding.
The man said the fight started because his nephew was drunk and was trying to leave.
The officer saw three vehicles with blood on them.
The man was very loud and was yelling profanity so he was handcuffed while police tried to sort out what happened.
Another man who was drunk and bloody, according to police, the 28-year-old said, was his stepfather. He said his stepfather assaulted him and he was just trying to defend himself.
Because they were drunk and fighting in public, both men were arrested.
While on the way to jail, the 28-year-old repeatedly hit his head on the cage of the patrol car causing more injuries to his face. He received treatment at the emergency room before he was booked into jail.
Robbed at mailbox
Police are looking for a man believed to have stolen a pocketbook from a woman who lives in an apartment in the 300 block of Martin Street in Maryville.
The woman said she walked to her mailbox Aug. 1 and while returning to her apartment she saw a “large” man riding away from the vicinity.He was on a red bicycle.
Once inside her apartment, the woman saw “muddy footprints on the carpet leading to her bedroom.”
She said she did not notice anything missing at first but later in the day noticed her pocketbook was gone. It contained a checkbook and various credit cards.
Woman hears gunfire
A woman from Delta Drive off of Anthaun Maybank Drive. said she was sitting in her back yard at about 3 p.m., Aug. 3, when she heard a gunshot.
She said her son told her to get inside the house.
The woman said she did not see anyone fire the shot but her son told her he knew who was shooting. When asked if they could speak with her son, the woman said he did not have time to talk with them because he had to get ti work.
Eventually the man talked to police and he said a person he knows fired a gun into the air.
Police said the man “appeared to be very uncooperative.”
No one else in the area reported hearing the gunfire.
Problems at service
A Murrells Inlet woman said she was at a memorial service at Prince George Church on Broad Street Aug. 1, when she approached her ex-husband to speak with him.
The 57-year-old woman said the girlfriend of her ex – a 49-year-old Georgetown woman – in a “loud, stern, ugly, mean voice” told her to get her [expltetive] hands off of him.
The complainant said there have been several incidents involving her ex-husband, his girlfriend and herself during the past few years. At one point there was a restraining order between the woman and her ex.
An officer met with the accused woman and her boyfriend and they were advised to have no further contact with his ex-wife. They said they understood, the report states.
JP and Febreze theft
A Family Dollar worker said a man pushing a Piggly Wiggly shopping cart walked into the store Aug. 1. He was accompanied by a woman in a wheelchair.
The worker said she saw the man leave the store with a pack of toilet paper and a plastic bag which she thinks contained a bottle of Febreze.
The employee reviewed security camera footage and saw the man taking the items and not paying for them. She said he may have taken other things but they could not be identified on the video.
The worker said the woman in the wheelchair paid for the items she selected.
The identity of the man is unknown.
Information is subject to change as investigations proceed. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
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