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Police Blotter: Shots fired in Pawleys Island

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012

  • Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:53 am

A 32-year-old Georgetown man said he was at the entrance to Pawleys Plantation on Highway 17 May 1 when the driver of another vehicle pulled beside him and “opened fire” on the car he was driving.
The victim said he slammed on brakes cauisng the suspect to pass him but the shooter turned around.
Once the suspect got near the victim’s car again, he fired more shots.
The victim said he had his head down texting when he heard the first shots hit his car.
He gave an investigator the name of a possble suspect but so far no one has been charged.
Damage to the car is estimated at $500.

Refused to pay fare

A driver for Pirate’s Gold Taxi of Surfside Beach gave two intoxicated women a ride April 26.
Once they arrived at Litchfield Oaks Apartments, they said they had no money but would run inside and get some cash.
The women never returned.
The driver knocked on the door several times and received no response, so he called deputies.
When a deputy arrived, he was told the women owe about $75 for the fare.
The officer also knocked on the door but no one answered.
A maintenence man unlocked the door after a second deputy arrived. The two officers went inside and saw a female asleep on a matress on the floor.
When the deputy woke her up, her speech was slurred and she got upset when she was told she had to go outside and talk with the driver.
When the 41-year-old woman continued to refuse to pay, she was arrested for breach of trust.
The second suspect — a 40-year-old woman — also refused to pay and was arrested on the same charge.

Verbal altercation
escalates


A 31-year-old Andrews man said he was assaulted by his partner — a 19-year-old man — at his home April 28.
The victim said he left home for a while and when he returned his partner had locked him out.
When the suspect finally opened the door he reportedly grabbed the victim by the neck and threw him down the front steps.
The suspect said he and the victim had been in a verbal altercation and he was not going to let the victim back in the house until he apologized.
The victim decided he did not want to press charges.

Son involved in theft

A woman from River Oaks Circle in Pawleys Island said it’s possible her 18-year-old son may be responsible for the theft of a $5,000 1.5 karat diamond ring.
She reported the theft May 1.
The woman said her son is the only other one who has access to the home.
The woman said her husband talked to their son who said two of his friends were involved in the theft.
The suspect was given 24 hours to try to get the ring back or his mother was going to press charges.
No word on if he was succesful.

Front Street burglary

A burglary was reported at an apartment in the 700 block of Front Street.
A 24-year-old man said someone broke in April 20 and took jewelry, firearms and a video game.
He said the burglary was discovered when a friend stopped by the apartment.
The glass of the back door was shattered by the intruder as a point of entry.
There are no suspects.

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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