Man sentenced for 2010 shooting
A man who shot another man in a 2010 dispute over marijuana was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison without parole, according to a news release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
Dennis Levon McCollum II was sentenced after pleading guilty in General Sessions Court to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
The release said that McCollum shot the victim through the stomach, resulting in serious life-threatening injuries that required multiple surgeries and extended hospitalization. The shooting took place Dec. 21, 2010 at the Quail Marsh Apartments in Myrtle Beach.
Hacksaw robber arrested
A homeless man has been charged in the robbery of a convenience store on 3rd Avenue South. Thursday by brandishing a hacksaw at two employees, according to a report at the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
Samuel Sanford Shorter, III, 30, of Myrtle Beach, is charged with armed robbery.
The report said that police, using the description given of the suspect by the employees, later spotted him walking towards U.S. 501 on 3rd Avenue South. Police took him back to the convenience store where the employees identified him as the robber, the report said.
Shorter is accused of pointing a hacksaw at the chest of a clerk behind the counter and told him and the other employee to open the register and give him the money. The report said he jumped over the counter when the drawer was opened, emptied the cash from it and dropped the money tray on the floor.
Shorter then jumped back over the counter and fled the scene.
Police holding found property for owner
If a man named Brandon Burgess is looking for items he lost near the Piper Pointe Apartments, Myrtle Beach police may have them, according to a report at the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
The report said that a resident told police that she collected items Thursday that were in a bag she had seen a few weeks ago but that was never retrieved.
Included, according to the report, were personal or business documents, debit cards, loyalty cards, pants, black shoes, a Bible and $5 in Canadian money.
Police are holding the items at the Myrtle Beach Police Department for the owner to claim.
From staff reports