Police officer shot during home burglary
An off duty Conway police officer was shot Monday morning when he confronted a burglar at his Horry County home, Horry County police Sgt. Robert Kegler said.
The cop, who’s name has not been released, was shot in the arm and his injuries are described as non life-threatening, according to Kegler said.
The incident happened about 11:40 a.m. Monday at a home on Good Luck Road, off Nichols Highway in the northwestern section of Horry County, according to authorities.
Detectives with Horry County police’s violent crimes division are investigating the incident, Kegler said.
Area man dies in crash on S.C. 544
A Myrtle Beach-area man died Sunday in a two vehicle crash on S.C. 544, outside Conway, according to authorities.
The crash happened about 12:45 p.m. Sunday on S.C. 544 near Jackson Bluff Road, said Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Keith Bramley, 36, of the Myrtle Beach area was pronounced dead about 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he was being treated for injuries he suffered in the crash, Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said.
Preliminary results from an autopsy performed Monday morning showed Bramley died from massive internal injuries.
Bramley was driving a 1996 Ford sport utility vehicle and traveling east on S.C. 544 when he lost control and went into oncoming traffic, Collins said. Bramley’s vehicle was struck in the driver’s door by a 1998 Chevrolet SUV that was westbound on S.C. 544.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Police seeking robbery suspect
Myrtle Beach police are searching for information about a robbery that occurred on Friday and a business, and say the suspect may be connected to other robberies in the city, according to a news release issued Monday.
Officers were called about 3 p.m. Friday to Nuestra Tierra located at 6217 N. Kings Highway for an armed robbery, police said. Surveillance photos of the suspect during the robbery were released Monday.
The suspect walked into the business, pulled out a handgun and then put it to the head of the 37-year-old employee while he demanded all the money, according to the report. The suspect also demanded a bag that contained checks before he ran out of the business.
The suspect spoke English and Spanish and was possibly driving a black or dark blue four-door car with a loud muffler driven by another man, according to the release. Police believe the suspect may be involved in other robberies that occurred in the city.
Anyone with information about the incident can call Myrtle Beach police at 918-1382.
Horry County, Conway crews battle fire
Horry County fire crews battled an early morning blaze Monday at a home on Stoneybrook Drive near Conway, according to authorities.
The fire was reported about 7 a.m. and when crews arrived they found fire inside a single-wide mobile home, according to Horry County Fire Rescue officials.
Officials got the fire under control and are investigating the case of the blaze.
Conway firefighters assisted Horry County crews.
Virginia bank robbery suspects arrested
Myrtle Beach police arrested a Virginia couple who are wanted in connection with a bank robbery, according authorities.
Lawrence Winford Roy, 47, and Quincey Annette Hodnett, 41, both of Martinsville, Va., were each taken into custody about 8 p.m. Sunday at Mr. Joe White Avenue and Chester Street, according to an arrest report. The couple were charged by Myrtle Beach police with being fugitives from justice.
The couple are wanted in Danville, Va., on bank robbery charges, according to a news release from the Danville Police Department.
The Danville news release showed that the couple are wanted in connection with a robbery at a branch of Bank of America. The couple will be extradited back to Virginia to face the charges.
Woman beaten, robbed outside store
A 25-year-old woman told police she was beaten and robbed by two men in the parking lot of Wal-Mart and she believed they followed her from her job at a Myrtle Beach Gentleman’s club to commit the crime, according to a police report.
The victim told officers that about 1:30 a.m. Sunday she had gotten off work at Derriere’s and went to Wal-Mart located at 541 Seaboard St., before she went home, police said.
The victim said a vehicle pulled up next to hers and two men got out and demanded her money, according to the report. The victim said they punched her in the face several times before taking about $500 cash and her cellphone, valued at $100. She refused to be treated by EMS.
The victim said she tried to follow the men in her vehicle as they sped away in a Lincoln car, but her front tire went flat and she was forced to stop on U.S. 501 before she could obtain the license plate from the car, according to the report. The victim later told police she didn’t want an investigation into the incident, but she did tell officers she believed the men followed her from work.
From staff reports