MYRTLE BEACH — Myrtle Beach police are searching for a 22-year-old woman wanted in connection with another woman being attacked while she walked along Blynn Drive last week.
An arrest warrant was issued for Ieshia Melvinna Harrell on a charge of third-degree assault by a mob, according to a news release from the Myrtle Beach Police Department. Police warn that caution should be used around Harrell, and said for residents to not try and apprehend her, but instead call police.
The charge stemmed from 9:30 p.m. June 4 when a 22-year-old woman reported being attacked while walking home along Blynn Drive, according to a police report. The victim told officers that Harrell was in a vehicle, drove by her, turned and came back and three women got out and attacked her, police said.
The victim told police that she recognized two of the women and had previous, ongoing issues with them, according to the report. The victim said she had been previously stabbed in the arm by one of the women and had reported that to Horry County police because it occurred in the county’s jurisdiction.
The victim told police that the woman was charged in that incident and the woman is in a relationship with the victim’s ex-boyfriend, according to the report. The victim said she had been seeing her former boyfriend.
In the recent incident, the victim suffered a scratch and swelling on her cheek and refused treatment by EMS, according to the report. Officers called the suspect, but she hung up, so police got an arrest warrant.
Harrell was jailed from May 23 to June 2 on charges of second-degree assault and battery and malicious injury to personal property with a value of $2,000 or less, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records. She has been free on $5,500 bail. It is unclear if those charges are related to the most recent incident in the city limits.
Anyone with information regarding Harrell’s whereabouts can call Myrtle Beach police at 918-1382 and refer to report No. 12-011608.
Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.