Man arrested after firing shot into apartment ceiling
Police arrested a Surfside Beach man early Saturday morning and confiscated 14 weapons after the man reportedly fired a round into his ceiling, according to a press release.
Richard Tillia Morrison, 31, was charged with discharging a firearm into a dwelling, three counts of first-degree assault and one count of possession of marijuana.
Officers arrived at the apartment complex just past 6 a.m. and found three residents standing outside, who confirmed their initial report of a gunshot, the release stated.
Morrison was later found, and reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol and firing the single round into his ceiling.
A search warrant was obtained to look for weapons in Morrison’s apartment. Officers seized thousands of rounds of ammunition, three long guns and 11 handguns, according to the press release.
One of the handguns was a fully automatic .45-caliber weapon that appeared to be properly licensed, as was a suppressor, or silencer, the release stated. All the guns were seized for safekeeping.
Police also reportedly found a small amount of marijuana.
An investigation continues into Morrison’s possession of the weapons, as at least one of the weapon’s serial numbers may have been defaced.
Woman robbed in parking garage
A woman told police she was robbed of $40 that she had for her children early Saturday morning in a Myrtle Beach parking garage.
An incident report from the Myrtle Beach Police Department states the incident happened just before 1 a.m. at the Pavilion Parking Garage, located at 914 N. Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach.
The victim said she was in the second-floor elevator when a man came in, grabbed her by throat and told her to give him what she had and she wouldn’t get hurt, the report stated.
The victim told the robber the money was for her kids, and he told her to give it to him or he would shoot her, according to the report. He then reached into her pocket and took out the $40.
At that point, the woman screamed for help as she saw a truck drive by. The robber tried to run out of the elevator, and the victim grabbed his shirt and tore a piece off before falling to the ground.
The robber ran out of the parking garage and headed toward Ocean Boulevard.
Nude man arrested at beach
People on the beach near 300 N. Ocean Blvd., got an unexpected start to their day Saturday when a North Carolina man reportedly stripped naked.
Rashaun Markel White, 20, of Maners, N.C., was arrested at 7 a.m., Saturday and charged with indecent exposure and trespassing, according to a Myrtle Beach Police Department arrest report.
When officers responded to Ocean Boulevard, White was identified by others on the beach as the man who had exposed himself, the report stated. He reportedly started yelling explicit and vulgar words.
No reason was given as to why White allegedly took off all his clothes.
From staff reports