Friday, May 17, 2013
A Montford Road woman was issued a citation after one dead horse and one malnourished horse were found on her property.
Acting on a tip, a deputy responded to the home May 11 and saw one horse was deceased and the other “looked like skin and bones,” the report states.
The dead horse did not appear malnourished, according to the deputy.
A woman who lives at the residence said the horses belong to her mother who lives in North Carolina. She said her mother planned to get the horses at some point.
Contact was made with the woman’s mother who said she had a vet visit two months ago and he gave both horses shots. She said the living horse has a nutrition problem.
The woman was told she needed to get help for the horse or have it rescued.
Dog fighting pit bull
discarded in ditch
It appears someone in Andrews tried to dispose of a severely injured pit bull after a dog fight, according to a report.
A man said he was walking on North Street at about 4 p.m. May 10 when he saw buzzards flying over a ditch.
When he looked in the ditch he saw the dog with cuts and bite marks all over its skull. It was still wearing a harness and it appeared someone had tried to put the dog in a plastic bag.
“It appeared someone tried to dispose of the animal after a dog fight,” the report states, adding the dog was still breathing.
The animal was transported to the Saint Frances Animal Center.
Middle school racial attack?
A 12-year-old Rosemary Middle School student reported being the victim of a racial attack on campus May 9.
A 13-year-old boy has been charged in the incident.
The accused allegedly placed a plastic bag over the younger child’s head and said “This is what we do to [racial slur] back then.”
The teen was taken to the principal’s office and when questioned reportedly admitted placing the bag over the child’s head. He denied making the racial statement.
He was suspended from school for five days and was charged with making threats and intimidation.
Bones on the beach
A North Carolina man said he and his family were walking on the beach in the Georgetown County portion of Garden City Monday when his daughter saw something sticking out of the sand.
Her father pulled it out and saw it was a bone. He dug around the area and found more bones.
The man called the Sheriff’s Office and a deputy responded then took the bones to Waccamaw Community Hospital where a doctor told him the bones may or may not be human. He advised the deputy to take the bones to a pathologist.
Coroner Kenny Johnson said the bones are not believed to be human.
Drunk at the landing
Deputies were sent to Pine Tree Landing in Andrews Monday afternoon because a man was passed out in a car.
When the officers arrived, the man was awake in the car and appeared to be trying to hide a bottle of Canadian Hunter whiskey.
The deputy noted the 59-year-old Andrews man had vomited and urinated on himself.
He told the officers he had consumed a pint of whiskey and then he started to pass out again.
He was arrested on public drunk charges.
Because of health issues he was allowed to go to the hospital for treatment.
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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