MYRTLE BEACH — Police have charged three men in connection with a carjacking and attack on a 51-year-old visitor in a hotel parking garage, according to authorities.
Shaquille McArthur, Christopher "Elmo" Vereen and William Jerome Dixon were arrested Tuesday by Myrtle Beach police on charges of felony carjacking, according to Myrtle Beach police. Dixon also faces charges of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and kidnapping.
The men are being held at the Brunswick County Detention Center pending extradition back to Myrtle Beach to face the charges.Their ages and hometowns were not listed in a news release, nor were further details about their arrests.
The charges stemmed from an incident about 11 p.m. on June 28 in the 3000 block of North Ocean Boulevard. The victim had returned to his vehicle, a 2007 white Dodge Caravan, in a parking garage across from the Jamaican Hotel, according to police.
The victim speaks French, so his 46-year-old wife translated his account for police. The victim said he saw three men in the parking lot when he walked to his vehicle and one walked up behind him as he closed the rear door, according to the report. The victim said the suspect choked him and he tried to get away, but he eventually blacked out.
When he woke up, his keys and vehicle were gone, according to the report.
The victim said he went across the street to the Sea Captain’s House to call police and then got his wife from their hotel room and they waited in the lobby of the Caribbean Resort for police.
The victim’s wife told police the vehicle contained pillows, blankets, clothing, shoes, scuba equipment, tools and electronics, which were valued at $1,212, and $10 cash.
The victim was treated by EMS for minor cuts to his head and knee, but refused to go to the hospital.
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