Friday, November 23, 2012
Georgetown County deputies were conducting a drug sweep at Andrews High Nov. 18 when guns were found in a student’s pickup truck.
The deputies say they were in the parking lot and the rifles “were in plain view” in the vehicle.
The owner of the truck, an 18-year-old student, was escorted to his vehicle and unlocked it so the guns could be seized.
The student said he is an avid hunter which is why he had the guns.
Another gun, a 12-gauge, was seen in a vehicle belonging to a 15-year-old male student.
Both were charged with having weapons on school property.
A 40-year-old Wolf Drive man is accused of indecent exposure after a Nov. 19 “mooning” incident.
The suspect says a 42-year-old man tried to run over him with a Mack truck. He said he had to jump in a ditch to avoid being hit.
In retaliation, after he got out of the ditch, he reportedly pulled down his pants and mooned the driver.
They were advised they were both wrong and could prosecute but both decided to let the matter drop.
An 18-year-old Kensington man was rushed to the hospital Nov. 11 after accidentally shooting himself.
Deputies met him in the emergency room. He said he was fishing in the International Paper Co. Canal and was placing a revolver back in his pocket when it discharged.
The bullet struck him in the leg.
The Department of Natural Resources were also notified about the incident.
Man attacked in his home
A man from Midway Loop said there was a knock on his door at around midnight Nov. 11 and when he answered, it was his neighbor asking if he had shot his cat with a BB gun.
The man said “no” and shut the door.
Later, there was another knock on the door and when the man opened it there were several people in his yard “swearing and yelling at him.”
He said one man punched him in the face. He retreated into the house and called 911.
When deputies arrived, they saw a group of people in the yard of the victim’s neighbor.
One man was yelling and using profanity and ignored orders to stop. He was arrested for disorderly conduct. It was never determined who hit the victim.
Made up story and fake name
Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Browns Ferry and Hesterville Roads at about 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 because a 31-year-old man was “wearing a flannel shirt, boxer shorts and was limping down the roadway.”
The man, who was also barefoot, had several scratches on his hands and legs. He said he had been in a boating accident earlier in the day.
He claims he had been knocked unconscious after being thrown from the boat and when he came to, the person he was with was gone.
After an investigation it was determined the man made up the story and had given deputies a fake name.
He is really a 31-year-old man wanted in North Carolina. The report does not say what he is charged with in North Carolina.
He was taken to jail.
Burglaries and break-ins
• 2000 block of Johnson Road, Nov. 17. Taken: $20 in coins and prescription drugs.
• 100 block of Willie Road, between Oct. 26 and Nov. 8. Taken: A boat propeller.
• 600 block of Rose Hill Road, Nov. 3. Taken: Two guns.
• Pee Dee Grocery in the 4200 block of Old Pee Dee Road, Nov. 12. Taken: $151 worth of merchandise.
• 300 block of Albatross Lane, between Nov. 6 and 13. Taken: Two air conditioning units.
Note: It appeared the suspect used paper towels from the home to try to wipe fingerprints from the door.
The person also used the bathroom because the water in the toilet was still running when the victim returned home.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
– Compiled by Scott Harper