Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A 24-year-old Pawleys Island man required stitches after he was Tasered while running from a deputy Monday night.
The deputy was on patrol in the Pawleys Island area at about 12:45 a.m. when he heard someone singing behind Williams Carpets in the 8700 block of Ocean Highway.
He saw the man singing as he was dragging a trash can.
When asked what he was doing, the man said he was dumping his trash in the store’s receptacle, even though he knew it was illegal.
The deputy told the man he was going to pat him down for weapons. It was at that point, according to the report, the man started to run.
The officer gave chase and warned the man at least three time he would deploy his Taser if he did not stop. The man continued to run, so the officer shot his Taser causing the man to fall and bust his chin.
He was taken to the hospital where he required six stitches. He was then taken to jail charged with littering on private property and obstruction.
Garden City road rage
A 45-year-old Florence woman and her two teenage children were in fear for their safety during a case of road rage April 8.
It began on Highway 17 at Atlantic Ave. in Garden City when the woman — with her children in the car — had to slow down as she was attempting to pull into traffic.
A man in a red Jeep pulled up on her bumper blowing the horn while “yelling and screaming” at the woman.
The woman continued driving but when she stopped at a red light the man hit the rear of her car.
The woman attempted to get away from the man but he followed her and rammed her car a third time. It was then she used her cell phone to call 911.
The suspect— described as a 40-something-year-old white man — had a golden retriever in the passenger seat of the Jeep.
The man was not located.
Woman goes “crazy” after concert
Horry County police received a call from someone who said they were on Highway 17 Business at Stanley Drive in Garden City April 7 when they saw a man pull a woman from a van and “slam her around.”
Officers spotted the van, occupied by a man and woman, and made a traffic stop. Both people were highly intoxicated, the report states.
The woman told police nothing had happened and she just wanted to go home.
They were asked to step out of the van and the officers asked the 47-year-old woman for ID. She said it was in her purse in the van which one of the officers said he would retrieve.
The woman refused to comply with orders to stop trying to get back in the van. At one point she was reaching in the vehicle window. Not knowing if she was attempting to grab a weapon, she was quickly pulled away by the officers and was arrested for disorderly conduct.
The man said they had been at a concert and were drunk so he wanted to stay with a relative rather than drive back to their homes in Florence. That, he said, is when the woman “went crazy.” He said he had to pull over to keep her in the vehicle. He denies an assault occurred.
The woman was taken to jail while the man was given a sober ride to a relative’s home.
Thousands taken on Easter
A man from the 500 block of Waltham Forest Drive in Murrells Inlet was at an Easter mass service while his home was being burglarized.
When the man arrived home he saw his house doors were open.
He said more than $3,000 was taken from his bedroom.
It also appeared the suspect tried to take his laptop computer because it was in a chair next to a door, which is not where he left it.
A screen was removed from a window as the point of entry.
The search for the suspects continues.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper