One charged in drive-by shooting
Police arrested one man Tuesday and charged him in a drive-by shooting that occurred during the weekend.
A woman, her child and the child’s father were shot at while standing in front of their home on the 700 block of Carolina Cove Drive just after midnight Sunday, according to a police report.
Reginald Rashard Hemphill, 24, is charged with attempted murder. He was arrested at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Nobody was injured in the shooting, police said, but six or seven shots were fired in the direction of the three victims from a blue Dodge Avenger with two people inside.
The woman said the shooter is her ex-boyfriend who had sent threatening text messages after the pair fought over money, the report said. The second suspect has not been charged.
Police charge man who fled golf cart stop
A Myrtle Beach man was arrested Monday evening for violating golf cart rules, resisting arrest and child neglect, according to Horry County police.
Dakota Norfleet Eason of Myrtle Beach is charged with two counts of unlawful operation of a golf cart and with operating an uninsured vehicle, the report said. He is being held without bail at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
Police said an officer on patrol on U.S. 17 Business entered the north end of the Surfside Beach city limits and saw a yellow and blue golf cart crossing the road after dark without lights, carrying a very small child as a passenger, the report said. Eason didn’t stop for blue lights, but stopped when a siren was activated, the report said.
Eason was unable to provide a driver’s license, and had a small baggie of a green leafy substance in his pocket, the report said. When the officer asked for the baggie, Eason fled on foot. The Surfside Beach Police Department assisted in the pursuit around North Fawn Vista Drive, and the county officer returned to the cart to check on the child, who was only wearing a bikini.
Eason was found in an apartment on North Fawn Vista Drive under a child’s bed, police said. In addition to the charges, the officer placed a hold on Eason for resisting arrest and child neglect, for fleeing the scene of the traffic stop and leaving the victim, the report said.
Two homes damaged in separate fires
Horry County firefighters responded to a fire on the fourth floor of a building in the Myrtle Wood neighborhood around 6:30 p.m.
The fire, at 4883 Lusterleaf Court, extended to the walls of the structure, authorities said.
It is not known if residents on other floors have been displaced and the cause is still under investigation. Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue provided mutual aid.
A second fire started around 7 p.m. on Rose Moss Road in the Conway area. Horry County crews arrived to smoke showing in the single wide home.
Blood drive set for Friday
The Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors and The Sun News is having a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the CCAR’s large classroom at 951 Shine Ave. in Myrtle Beach.
The public is encouraged to stop by and contribute blood, and those donating between July 1 and Sept. 30 will be entered into a drawing for $3,000.
Those wishing to schedule an appointment to give blood may call Heather Tenney at 839-8082, or email email@example.com. You can also visit redcrossblood.org and use the following sponsor code: ccarsc.
From staff reports