Ex-deputy charged with biting woman
A former Horry County sheriff’s deputy was charged Thursday for a June 23 assault, said the S.C. Law Enforcement division.
Kendal Grey Caulder, 58, of Conway is charged with third degree assault and battery, the report said. Caulder was being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
Caulder is accused of physically assaulting a woman by slapping her thigh and biting her stomach, leaving bruises, according to the arrest warrant.
SLED investigated the incident at the request of the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, the report said.
The case will be prosecuted by the 15th Circuit Solicitors’ Office.
Man sentenced in Internet child-sex sting
A Lexington man pleaded guilty to two child sex charges and was sentenced to three years in prison, three years on probation, and ordered to register as a sex offender, according to court records.
Oneil B. Byrdic, 50, pleaded guilty to criminal solicitation of a minor and unlawful to disseminate obscene material to a person under 18, according to court records. Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman sentenced Byrdic to five years in prison, but suspended that sentence to three years in prison and three years probation on each charge. The sentences will run concurrently.
Byrdic also must register as a sex offender and pay court costs.
The charges stemmed from Byrdic’s arrest on Sept. 16, 2009, which was part of an undercover Internet sting involving the solicitation of sex from a child, according to the S.C. attorney general’s office, which made the arrest.
Man warned not to photograph dancers
Police warned a 60-year-old man about trespassing after Myrtle Beach Convention Center staff reported he had taken photos of a dance competition where photography was not allowed, according to a police report.
The competition, which was not named in the report, had signs posted for no photography or videotaping, but staffers told officers that about 10 a.m. Thursday the man had photographed participants, police said.
A staffer confronted the man, but he refused to delete photos and left the area, according to the report. The officer found the man walking back to the adjacent Sheraton Hotel and the man voluntarily deleted the photographs.
Sweepstakes scam making rounds
Conway police are warning residents about a sweepstakes scam making the rounds, and earlier this week Horry County police issued a warning about a moneygram scam.
Catina Hipp, Conway police spokeswoman, said the department has received numerous complaints from residents that they received calls from 876-853-9361 and 876-479-7387 where the person tells them they won a $1 million sweepstakes from Publisher’s Clearinghouse and all they have to do to claim their winnings is to submit a 1 percent deposit.
On Wednesday, Horry County police Sgt. Robert Kegler said residents may receive a letter saying they won the lottery in the United Kingdom for a large sum of money and 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 “winnings” are sent in a check that will bounce.
Anyone who has received calls or similar scam calls can call their local police agency to report the incidents, according to authorities.
Man loses three teeth in assault
A 28-year-old man lost three teeth after he was assaulted in Myrtle Beach near a night club, according to a police report.
The victim was loud and upset as he flagged down an officer near Club There at 516 Eighth Ave. N., at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, police said.
The victim, who was intoxicated and had slurred speech, said someone punched him in the face outside in the parking lot and he was now missing three teeth, according to the report. The victim said the person was inside the club, but when police went in with the victim they did not find the suspect.
Club workers told police the assault did not occur inside, according to the report. An officer found the victim’s teeth and wrist watch on Oak Street next to the club.
Police search for mo-ped-riding suspect
A 45-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police a man known as “Whodi” punched him in the face after they argued about the victim’s high school football championship ring, according to a police report.
The victim told officers that about 4 a.m. Friday he was near some apartments at Dunbar and Graham streets when the man approached him and said his name was “Whodi,” police said. The victim said the suspect inquired about his high school football championship ring and they exchanged some words.
The victim said the suspect punched him in the face, which cut the victim’s eye and police noted it was swollen, according to the report. The victim said he left on his mo-ped and “Whodi” was last seen driving an orange mo-ped.
Additional details about the conversation or the incident were not listed in the report.
From staff reports