NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
Man struck by truck while walking, killed
A Little River man died after being struck by a vehicle Saturday while walking across U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, according to authorities.
Larry Eugene Sadler, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard Said. Sadler died from multiple traumas.
The crash happened on U.S. 17 at 13th Avenue North when an 18-year-old North Myrtle Beach man driving a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck struck Sadler, according to a police report. The teen said Sadler crossed into oncoming traffic and he could not avoid hitting the man.
Witnesses also told police that there was nothing the teen could do to avoid hitting the man.
West Virginia man charged in assault
A West Virginia man was released on $20,500 bail after Horry County police charged him with assaulting a 35-year-old woman late last week, according to a police report.
Clifton Lee Woods, 26, of Clay, W.Va., was charged with third-degree assault and battery and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. He was released Saturday on $20,500 bail, about 14 hours after he was arrested and charged.
The charges stemmed from Horry County police being called about 11 p.m. Friday for a domestic violence situation that occurred at a home on Ashwood Drive in the Myrtle Beach area, according to a police report. The victim’s sister reported the assault and officers noted the victim had swelling to her cheek, jaw and chin, and her mouth had been bleeding.
The victim told officers that her boyfriend, Woods, punched her in the face because he believed she was out with other people when he called her for a ride earlier, according to the report. The victim said she and Woods had lived together more than four months.
Officers tried to locate Woods at the home, but did not find him. Details about Woods’ arrest were not immediately available.
NORTH MYTLE BEACH
Man charged with exposing himself
North Myrtle Beach charged a 75-year-old man after complaints the man exposed himself to children and adults at a swimming pool, according to police.
John Franklin Young, 75, of Midland, N.C., was charged with nudity after officers were called at 1:15 p.m. Saturday to 98 N. Ocean Blvd., at Ocean Drive Resort, police said.
Witnesses called police after seeing a man expose himself at a window in a third floor room facing the pool area, according to the report. Young told police he did not think anyone could see him inside his room.
Woman’s jealousy leads to assault arrest
A Myrtle Beach woman was jailed for punching her boyfriend after she got angry because he talked to another woman, according to a police report.
Patricia Marie Dempsey, 24, was charged with criminal domestic violence, police said.
Police investigate drive-by shooting
Myrtle Beach police are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened early Sunday in the city, according to a police report.
A 45-year-old man went to the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 2:30 a.m. Sunday to report that a few minutes before that he was shot at by two men he had argued with, police said.
The victim said he was standing on Blue Street, which is located off Mr. Joe White Avenue near Robert Grissom Parkway, talking to some of his friends when the two men approached him and they argued over a prior incident, according to the report. Information about the prior incident was not listed in the report.
The victim said the men left the scene and returned about 20 minutes later and fired several gunshots at his vehicle as they drove by, according to the report.
Holiday celebration moving indoors
Pawleys Island will hold the 4th of July evening celebration inside on Wednesday because of extreme heat.
The event, in its second year, will be at the Precious Blood Parish Life Center from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Pawleys Island band will perform. Bob Anderson, District 6 councilman for Georgetown County, and Rear Admiral Richard Milligan, a Navy veteran, will speak.
The Knights of Columbus, Assembly 3272 and Council 11028, is sponsoring the event.
For information call Len Vercellotti at 235-9931.
Call center holding job fair
Frontier Communications is holding a job fair next week, about a month and a half after announcing a new call center would be opening in Myrtle Beach.
The fair will run from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on July 9 at the Grand Strand campus of Horry-Georgetown Technical College.
Frontier Communications announced the plans for the new call center on May 11, saying about 110 jobs were opening. The center is located on Lumber Street off Mr. Joe White Avenue in Myrtle Beach.
Company managers will be at the job fair to answer questions and provide more information about the jobs.
Frontier Communications plans review the applications and then will begin hiring in September.
For more information visit frontier.com.
From staff reports