Charleston area crash victim identified
The man who died in an Aynor area car crash Wednesday has been identified.
David Alan Tomlin, 60, of Ravenel, in the Charleston area, died in the crash, said Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick.
State troopers were called to S.C. 22 westbound, near the U.S. 501 interchange just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, where a pickup truck pulling a trailer hit the back of a dump truck, said Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with S.C. Highway Patrol.
Collins said the dump truck was in the right lane headed west on S.C. 22 and traveling at a slow rate of speed because of mechanical issues when it was hit by the pickup truck.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
Man pleads guilty to indecent exposure
A 19-year-old Myrtle Beach man was ordered to participate in a shock incarceration program after he pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from a woman’s report that he exposed himself to her outside her home last year, according to authorities.
Marquise Rashad Chandler, 19, pleaded guilty to peeping Tom and indecent exposure on Wednesday and Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act, according to court records.
Hyman sentenced Chandler to three years in prison on the peeping Tom charge, but suspended that sentenced to time served.
Chandler was ordered to go into a shock incarceration program for a period not to exceed three years for the indecent exposure charge.
He also was ordered to pay court costs.
The charge stemmed from about 10 p.m. Sept. 26 when a woman called Myrtle Beach police to the 100 block of Cedar Street for a man standing outside her window exposing himself, police said.
Officers arrested Chandler in January.
Conway area home destroyed by fire
A Conway area home was destroyed by fire and Horry County Fire Rescue investigators are searching for a cause, said Leslie Yancey, public information officer.
Fire crews were called at 12:27 a.m. Thursday to a home in the 700 block of Kerl Road, which is between U.S. 701 North and S.C. 410.
The house was consumed by flames when firefighters arrived, Yancey said. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Man punched while resting on bench
Myrtle Beach police are searching for a man suspected of punching a 53-year-old man resting on a park bench early Thursday, according to a police report.
The victim told officers that about 2 a.m. Thursday he was seated on a park bench, resting at 961 Mr. Joe White Ave., when a man ran up to him and hit him three or four times in the face, police said. The suspect then ran away.
The victim said he wasn’t able to see the suspect’s face because it was dark, according to the report.
The victim said he didn’t know of anyone who would want to harm him.
The victim was treated in the park by EMS.
Kitchen fire extinguished
A stove fire was quickly doused by Midway Fire Rescue Thursday night.
Firefighters were called to a home on the 300 block of Sportsman Avenue in Litchfield Beach a little after 7 p.m. Thursday where a stove fire had filled a few rooms with smoke, said Bob Beebe, spokesman for Midway Fire Rescue.
The fire was out when crews arrived and Beebe said a few walls had to be knocked down to make sure embers wouldn’t cause the fire to extend further into the home.
From staff reports