Alabama woman struck by car, killed
Troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Sunday in Horry County, according to authorities.
Karen Wills, 52, of Enterprise, Ala., died from mass trauma after she was struck by a vehicle, said Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler.
The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. Sunday on Pauley Swamp Road near Pitch Landing Road, according to Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, with the highway patrol.
A car driving on Pauley Swamp Road hit Wills, who was in the roadway illegally, Collins said. The crash remains under investigation, but Collins said charges are not likely.
Firefighter found with stolen laptop
An Horry County firefighter was ticketed last month when police found him with a stolen laptop.
Dustin Aeriel Lawrimore, 28, of Conway, is charged with possession of stolen goods.
Lawrimore was found carrying a laptop equipped with a tracking security device that belongs to AMS Ambulance, according to a police report. Lawrimore turned the computer over and said he received it from an employee with AMS Ambulance, but police could not verify that claim.
He was ticketed and the computer was returned.
Lawrimore has worked for the county since 2006 and remains employed as a firefighter, said Lisa Bourcier, spokeswoman for Horry County.
Rock Hill man charged with assault, DUI
A Rock Hill man was charged with driving under the influence and assault after Myrtle Beach police said he punched a man following a fight, according to a police report.
Heyward Stone Wurdemann, 19, of Rock Hill was charged early Sunday with DUI and third-degree assault and battery after officers were called about 2 a.m. to Eighth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, police said.
A 19-year-old man told police he and his friend were walking near Sixth Avenue North and Chester Street when they came upon a fight that had just occurred, according to the report. The victim said Wurdemann came up behind him and hit him in the head.
The victim said he was able to get away when two other men tackled Wurdemann and punched him, according to the report. The victim’s shirt was torn and he had numerous injuries to his face and body.
At the same time, another officer had stopped Wurdemann on suspicion of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, according to the report. Officers learned Wurdemann’s description matched the suspect description in the assault and noted that he had cuts to his hands and blood on him.
The victim identified Wurdemann as the person who assaulted him.
Laser pointing causes man’s fall
A 50-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he fell down a section of stairs at an Ocean Boulevard motel after a green laser was pointed at him, according to a police report.
The victim called officers about 2 a.m. Sunday to the Summer Sands at 1500 S. Ocean Blvd., to report he was walking down the stairs from his room on the third floor when the green laser flashed in his eyes and caused him to fall to the second floor, police said.
The victim said the laser came from a room at the Waikiki Village Motel, but he could not describe the person or pinpoint which room it came from, according to the report. The officer questioned a witness who said he did see a laser beam in the area.
Officers went to the Waikiki Village Motel and found two men and a woman in the hallway who said they had a green laser they were playing with, according to the report. The trio told police they would put it away for the rest of their stay because of the city ordinance against the laser pointers.
The group said they did not see anyone fall, but that they had pointed at a man who was standing at the rail looking at them, according to the report.
From staff reports