Teens tell police men point gun at them
Myrtle Beach police are searching for three men suspected of pointing a gun at two teens outside an Ocean Boulevard motel, according to a police report.
The victims, an 18-year-old man and a juvenile, told police that about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of North Ocean Boulevard a vehicle with three men inside drove up next to them and they argued, police said. The vehicle was described as being a black Camaro or Mustang with white racing stripes.
The victims said the suspects were hanging around the Happy Holiday Motel earlier in the day and they argued then, which lead up to the incident that happened early Wednesday, according to the report. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Beverly Motel.
The report did not list details about the argument between the men.
Man charged in assault of girlfriend
A Virginia man was charged after his girlfriend told Myrtle Beach police he punched her in the head after they argued about spending time with each other, according to a police report.
Cameron Andre Strickland, 23, of Collinsville, Va., was charged with criminal domestic violence after officers were called about 2 a.m. Wednesday to a hotel room at 601 N. Ocean Blvd., police said.
A 22-year-old woman told police that she and Strickland had been at Broadway at the Beach and when they returned to their room they argued about spending time with each other, according to the report. The victim said they pushed each other and she put Strickland in a head lock to protect herself.
The victim said Strickland punched her several times and officers noted she had bumps on her head and was bleeding from her ear. Strickland told police he hit the victim and said the couple had been drinking and that he suffers from a mental illness and blacks out sometimes.
The couple have been dating for two years and have a child together, according to the report.
Old lottery scam resurfaces
An old moneygram scam has resurfaced in Horry County according to police.
Residents may receive a letter saying they won the lottery in the United Kingdom for a large sum of money, said Sgt. Robert Kegler, spokesman for Horry County police.
A check is included in the letter for $4,990 meant to help pay for the government taxes in the lottery. The letter instructs the reader to cash the check and send a Moneygram for $3,495 to an overseas account, Kegler said. The cash is checked and the “winnings” are sent in a check that will bounce.
Kegler said anyone who receives a letter like this should not cash the check. Anyone who may be a victim of the scam should contact police.
Man to serve 12 years for armed robbery
A Conway man was ordered to serve 12 years in prison and five years on probation in connection with an armed robbery charge from 2005, according to court records.
Franklin Deqwon Pyatt, 27, entered an Alford plea to a charge of armed robbery on Tuesday.
In an Alford plea, the defendant does not admit guilt, but acknowledges a jury would likely convict based on the evidence.
Circuit Court Judge J. Cordell Maddox Jr., sentenced Pyatt to 18 years in prison, but suspended that sentence upon Pyatt’s service of 12 years and five year’s probation.
Pyatt was given credit for the time he had previously served and ordered to pay court costs.
Day care catches fire in Longs
Horry County firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire at a day care in Longs.
Authorities were called to Kidz Village on Kids Lane in Longs where smoke was showing from the building around 8:30 p.m., said Justin Gibbins, assistant fire chief.
Gibbins said an air conditioning unit may have sparked the blaze.
Man’s throat slit; wife charged
A 58-year-old Horry County woman is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center for allegedly slicing the throat of her husband of 29 years late Tuesday night, according to a report from the Horry County Police Department.
Gayla Lynn Reneau of 702 Reef Road was charged with attempted murder.
The police report said Reneau summoned police about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday and told them that her husband had sliced his own throat with a filet knife and left their home on foot with a towel around his neck.
Police saw blood on the kitchen floor, the report said, and they searched the neighborhood for the man.
A neighbor told an officer that the man was at her home and that he said his wife slit his throat.
Police found the man in her home holding a towel soaked in blood, the report said.
He told them that he and his wife had been drinking, got into an argument and she began throwing knives at him.
He said she slit his throat, the report said.
Gayla Lynn Reneau told police in subsequent questioning that her husband picked up a knife and started yelling at her, the report said. She said he slit his own throat with the filet knife.
From staff reports