Woman at Holiday Inn reports sexual assault

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2012

One of the first calls deputies had to respond to in 2012 was at the Holiday Inn Express in Murrells Inlet where they met with a 28-year-old Wilmington woman who said she was raped.
She said the rape occurred away from the hotel outside a Murrells Inlet business.
The woman — who met with officers at about 4 a.m. Jan. 1 — said she had been at a club in Murrells Inlet with a group of friends celebrating New Years Eve.
She said she remembers seeing the ball drop in New York on TV and then she got very tired and sick.
She went to the van she and her friends had driven to the bar to lay down. A short while later, a man who is a friend of some of her friends got in the van with her. That, she said, is when the rape took place.
The woman did go to the hospital to be tested and treated.
The case is still under investigation.

Family threats

A 34-year-old Murrells Inlet woman says she, and other members of her family, have been receiving threatening emails, texts and Facebook messages from her brother-in-law who lives in Conway.
The woman told a deputy most of the messages reference songs that contain lyrics about “death and destruction towards others,” the report states.
During a family Christmas gathering, the suspect asked his brother — the husband of the complainant — if he knew the story of Cain and Abel and if he didn’t he needed to learn it.
The woman said her brother-in-law is bipolar but stopped taking his medication.
She said she, at least for now, only wants a report on file about the incidents.

Accidental dye
pack explosion

A worker at Wells Fargo Bank in Pawleys Island said she mistakenly left the keys to the bank in the front door Dec. 30.
When she realized the mistake, she walked back to the door while she was holding her money tray which contained a dye pack.
She then walked back behind the counter and the dye pack exploded. She said she thought the pack would not detonate by just being near the exit. She thought the pack had to be outside the building before it would explode.
It was determined there was no criminal intent.

Theft from mailbox

The owner of Promech Inc. located on Nicholas Street in Murrells Inlet said someone stole a $2,380 check he had placed inside the company mailbox.
The theft was discovered when someone attempted to use the check in Fayettville, N.C.
The owner said when he was advised of the attempted cashing by the North Carolina business, he asked them not to cash it because it had been stolen.
A worker at that business said they had the identity of the attempted casher but could not release that information.
Fayettville police were notified and are helping with the investigation.

Intoxicated man

Deputies were sent to Dead Dog Saloon in Murrells Inlet Dec. 27 because of an intoxicated man laying in the parking lot.
When the officers arrived, the 47-year-old North Charleston man was no longer on the ground.
He was walking around in circles talking to himself.
He was arrested for public intoxication but before he was taken to jail he started saying he was having chest pains.
EMS transported the man to Waccamaw Community Hospital where it was determined the pain was caused by cocaine consumption.

Beer-throwing woman

A man said he was at a home on Parkersville Road in Pawleys Island drinking beer with his cousins Dec. 22 when a 33-year-old woman got mad he was talking to other women.
She reportedly picked up a beer and threw it in his face then grabbed him by the shirt, ripping the garment.
When contacted, the woman said it was the man who instigated the altercation. She was advised to stay away from the man.

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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