Monday, April 2, 2012
A 32-year-old Georgetown County woman said her estranged husband kidnapped her, raped her and committed other despicable acts upon her last week.
The woman said she took the child they share to visit the 38-year-old man but when she started to leave he became irate and forced her to drive him to a place in Williamsburg County where he purchased cocaine and alcohol.
The man then made the woman drive to a wooded area in Georgetown County.
They stayed there until the sun went down. Then he made her drive to a nearby club.
While there the suspect saw the man with whom his estranged wife has reportedly been seen.
The two men got into a fight which gave the woman a chance to try to run away.
She did not get very far before the suspect caught up with her and forced her back in the car.
He then drove to his house where he forced her into a bedroom and onto a bed.
The report says the man urinated and defecated on the woman before raping her twice.
The next morning the woman was able to run out of the house and lock herself in a car. The suspect was beating on the car window was she started the engine so he jumped on the hood in an attempt to keep her from leaving.
She hit the gas and he fell off the hood. She stayed in hiding for four days before reporting the incident because she was scared.
The matter is still being investigated.
Deputies were sent to the intersection of Gamble Ave. and Old Cemetery Road in Andrews March 23 because a 31-year-woman was having some mental issues.
The woman said she believed a spaceship was in the sky and something was chasing her.
The woman was placed in emergency protective custody.
While en route to the hospital, she said she thought she and the deputy were being chased by the sun.
Garden City burglaries
On March 23, a man met with deputies and said someone broke into his grandmother’s home in the 1300 block of Waccamaw Drive.
He said the burglary took place sometime between Jan. 1 and March 19.
Taken was a 32 inch LCD TV.
There was no sign of forced entry.
On March 25, a woman who was staying at a home in the 1500 block of Waccamaw Drive reported the house was burglarized while she and her husband were away.
She said they were gone for about two and a half hours only to return to discover about $1,000 worth of items missing.
That included suitcases, a Nintendo Wii and a pair of earrings.
There was some evidence the door to the house had been pried open.
There are no suspects in the cases.
Was it a joke?
A Pawleys Island woman was in Murrells Inlet March 25 when she thought her car was stolen.
The woman said she parked and went to the Marshwalk and when she returned her car was not where she had left it.
Before a deputy arrived, she found the car parked near Inlet Affairs.
The woman said she thinks someone saw where she hid her keys and then moved the car as a joke but she does not know who would pull such a stunt.
The woman also said a piece of her camera equipment was missing from the car.
Woman unhappy with gunfire law
A woman from New River Road in Murrells Inlet reported gunfire from a street that borders her property.
She said she is unsure from which yard the shots were fired but she knows it was in Montague Ave.
When she said she wanted to press charges against the shooter, the woman was advised it is not against the law for someone to shoot from their own yard in a safe manner.
The deputy did say it may violate the county’s noise ordinance but he would have to hear the gunfire himself to make that determination.
The woman was not happy with that explanation and said the deputy must be new to law enforcement.
She said she has “connections on the inside” and would call a higher ranking member of the Sheriff’s Office.
The deputy offered the name of his sergeant but the woman said she wanted to speak with someone higher up the ladder.
The deputy patrolled the area but never heard any gunfire.
A worker at Fox’s Pizza Den in Murrells Inlet said a man walked into the restaurant March 26 and started looking at a menu as if he were trying to decide what to order.
The woman said she turned her back to him momentarily and when she turned around he was walking out the door in a “quick manner.”
Shortly thereafter she saw the container where employee tips are kept was gone.
The worker said she believes the man left in an older model white vehicle.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper