Police Blotter: Residential care worker accused of slapping resident

  • Monday, July 9, 2012

A worker at the Lakes at Litchfield met with  deputies June 28 and reported a 91-year-old resident had been slapped by another employee.
The alleged assault occurred June 21 and, according to the complainant, another worker witnessed the incident.
The victim was reportedly heard screaming “don’t hit me again” and then the accused woman exited her room.
The accused was questioned and denied striking the woman. She said what the other workers heard was not slapping sounds but her dropping the emergency buzzer on the floor.
The worker was terminated, the report states.

Hammock Shops theft

An employee of Pawleys Island Mercantile in the Hammock Shops reported a shoplifting June 28.
The worker said a man walked into a dressing room with four items and soonafter walked out with only two items. The man then left the store and drove away.
The woman said the man took two shirts, valued at nearly $100.
The employee said she saw the man grabbing items so she asked if she could place some of the things he was holding on the counter as he continued to shop. She said the man acted scared and then asked to use the dressing room.
She said the man exited the dressing room too quickly to have tried anything on.
The man handed the worker two items and said he would pay after he returned from getting his credit card from his vehicle.
He never returned.

Woman’s arrest difficult for deputies

A deputy had a difficult time placing a 30-year-old Pawleys Island woman under arrest June 30.
The woman had been taken to Waccamaw Community Hospital to get help for her drinking problem, the report states. While there, the woman got upset and started cursing at the doctor and pulled an IV out of her arm, causing blood to go on the floor.
When the deputy arrived, the woman was calm at first but then started using profanity again. The deputy told her to calm down, but she continued to cause a disturbance so she was told she was being arrested for disorderly conduct.
The woman resisted by holding onto the bed railing and then threw her self on the floor. The deputy notes she hit her head on the floor and he had to grab her neck to keep her from hurting herself.
Once the cuffs were on, a second deputy arrived and had to help carry the woman to the patrol car because she refused to walk but was continuing to curse inside the ER.
As she was being put in the car, she kicked at the deputy and refused to place her legs in the car.
The two officers struggled to get the woman in  the car. At one point, passersby were stopping and were asking if they could help get her in the car.
They were told the officers would handle the situation.
After more struggle with the woman, the deputies were finally able to get her in a vehicle but once at jail she threw herself on the ground and had to be carried to a holding cell.
She is also charged with resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.

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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