Axe attack suspect arrested
A man was arrested Thursday in Wilmington, N.C., in connection with an axe attack in Myrtle Beach a day earlier, according to Myrtle Beach police.
Antonio Goncalves, whose age and hometown were not listed in the release, was arrested in Wilmington for the incident that occurred at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at 200 S. Myrtle St., police said. Goncalves is facing attempted murder charges in connection with the incident.
Police said two people who were attacked suffered extensive injuries and required medical attention.
Both victims were taken to a hospital. Their conditions Thursday were not immediately available.
Man wanted for eight vehicle break-ins
The Horry County Police Department is looking for the person who reportedly broke into several cars Wednesday night in the Carriage Lake subdivision near Little River.
A total of eight cars were broken into, and the thief took items ranging from loose cash and coins to a 2005 Coastal Carolina Big South Football Championship ring, according to a press release.
During one of the break-ins, a suspect was captured on the homeowner’s camera system, as well as the thief’s vehicle. He is identified as having a thin build and ranging in age from late teens to mid-20s.
Anyone with information should call the Horry County Police Department’s tip line at 915-TIPS.
Deputy demoted following crash
A Brunswick County deputy was demoted Thursday following an investigation in a single vehicle wreck on Wednesday.
Captain Sammy Turner has been relieved of some duties and is now a lieutenant, said Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram.
Turner was driving an unauthorized passenger at the time of the crash on N.C. 74/76, Ingram said.
Man charged in girlfriend’s assault
An Andrews man surrendered to Myrtle Beach police Wednesday to face charges related to the assault of a woman earlier this month, according to police and arrest reports.
Eugene Lamont Rhodes, 36, of Andrews, was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature when he went to the Myrtle Beach Police Department about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday and surrendered to police, according to authorities.
The charge stemmed from about 4 p.m. May 15 when a 20-year-old woman told police that her boyfriend beat her up and took off in their vehicle from 411 Second Ave. South, police said.
The victim refused treatment by EMS and said she didn’t want officers involved, according to the report. Due to the woman’s injuries, officers got an arrest warrant for Rhodes.
Family displaced by house fire
Horry County Fire Rescue officials are still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home Thursday morning and displaced a family.
Firefighters were dispatched at 11:49 a.m. to a home on Aquarius Drive in the Crystal Lakes neighborhood, said Leslie Yancey, HCFR spokeswoman.
Burgess holds bog-off
A Pawleys Island girl who competed this week in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee, did not advance to the semi-finals after preliminary competition.
Isabella Neubauer, 12, competed in the preliminary round of the event -- a test on Tuesday and spelling on Wednesday.
The view a video of Isabella at the competition on Wednesday, go to http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/05/31/2858930/video-pawleys-island-girl-at-scripps.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy
From staff reports