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Police Blotter: Deputies save suicidal man after shot fired

  • Friday, March 22, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 10:54 am

There were some tense moments at a home on Jackson Village Road in Plantersville Monday afternoon.
Deputies received a call a man was going to kill himself.
When they arrived, the man was in the backyard holding a gun to his head.
He had already fired the gun in the air prior to the arrival of the deputies.
One of the deputies on the scene began communicating with the man who said no one would care what happened to him.
He was asked to place the gun on the ground so the officers could assist in getting him the help he needs.
The man paced back and forth and then, after a while, sat in a chair but was still holding the gun.
After a few minutes, the man started walking towards the deputies with the gun pointed towards the ground.
He then tried to go inside the house but the back door was locked so he sat on the steps.
The communication between the deputies and the man continued.
He said he did not want to hurt the officers but he was tired of being treated the way he is treated.
As the talk continued, the man stood up and pointed the gun in the air and fired a shot.
He then threw the gun on the ground and was taken into protective custody.
He was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Gun at a bar fight?

A fight possibly involving a gun was reported at The Clubhouse Bar in Pawleys Island early March 15.
A manager said a 43-year-old man from Texas was in the bar when another unknown man started arguing with him. Things escalated and the stranger grabbed the arm of the Texas man who retaliated by punching the suspect in the face.
The fight moved from inside the bar to outside where others on the scene tried to break them up.
The suspect then pulled out a silver handgun which is when the manager told him police were on the way.
Although the manager reported seeing what he thought was a gun, the victim and his friends told deputies they never saw the man with a weapon.
The suspect was gone when deputies arrived and has not been located.

Woman jailed for refusing
to pay drink tab

A 33-year-old Conway woman is accused of causing problems at the Beaver Bar in Murrells Inlet early March 16.
Deputies were informed the woman was with an unknown man and she was ordering drinks on a cash tab.
When she started to leave and was approached about the tab, the woman said she did not have any money.
A deputy talked to the woman who said she did not order any drinks and confirmed she did not have money.
“She told me she is a woman and does not buy drinks when she goes out,” the report states.
The woman was in a cab about to leave when deputies arrived.
When  asked how she planned to pay for the taxi trip, she said she was going to call her daddy to pay.
The deputy asked the woman to call someone to drive to the bar to pay her tab. She refused, once again saying women do not pay for drinks because men are supposed to buy them for her.
She told the deputy she would be acting ugly if she bought her own drinks.
The woman was placed in handcuffs and in a patrol car and was given a final chance to try to pay her tab.
She again refused so she was taken to jail.

Attempted arson or welding?

A deputy was sent to the 1100 block of Columbus Road in Sampit March 18 and met with a woman who said someone tried to burn down a trailer she owns.
The officer saw evidence of two small fires being set.
One was under the front of the trailer and the other beside the trailer. No damage to the trailer was seen.
The report notes the fires were possibly the result of welding work that had taken place on the trailer.

 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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