Dance floor misstep ends in fight
A 22-year-old man had his foot stepped on while on a Myrtle Beach club’s dance floor and a fight ensued that involved several people, according to a police report.
The victim told officers he was on the dance floor at Kono Lounge at 1901 N. Kings Highway at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when someone hit him with a glass beer bottle, which caused trauma to his face and a cut to his back, police said.
The victim’s friend told police that a fight occurred between his friends and another group and he fell after getting hit in the face and was kicked in the face several times while he was on the ground, according to the report. Witnesses told police they saw a fight between a group of men on the dance floor and then they were asked to leave.
The fight continued in the parking lot before police arrived.
Employees told police the first victim had his foot stepped on and words were exchanged before the fight occurred, according to the report. The victims were intoxicated and police noted it was difficult to determine the sequence of events.
The victims were treated at the club by EMS and refused to be taken to the hospital.
Two women fight, one with knife
Two women were arrested after Myrtle Beach police were called by a taxi driver to stop a fight between them outside an apartment complex, according to a police report.
Lisheria Matrel Bethea, 24, and Shana Marie Robinson, 20, were each charged with disorderly conduct/fighting and Bethea was charged with two magistrate violation of restraining orders, police said. The women were cited after officers were called at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday to 1750 Greens Blvd.
Teen cited in laser pointer incident
A Huntington, W.Va., teen was cited in Myrtle Beach for pointing a green laser pointer at a police officer, who was driving a patrol vehicle in the city, according to a police report.
Raymond Andrew Delossantos, 19, was issued a citation after the officer stopped the vehicle Delossantos was riding in at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday in the area of South Ocean Boulevard and Kings Highway, police said.
Two women charged with animal abuse
Two Myrtle Beach women were cited after police found two dogs that were not being properly cared for, according to a police report.
Emily Amanda Pugh, 33, and Crystal Ann Sturkey-McCurry, 27, were each cited Tuesday with mistreatment, abandoned animals after officers were called Monday to 800 Columbia Drive for two dogs being neglected, police said.
When officers arrived at the location, they noted hearing the sound of two dogs crying behind the home and found the dogs in a small fenced in area, according to the report. The dogs “were very thin and dirty” and there was feces in the area and no food or water for them.
The officer learned that Pugh had kicked her roommate, Sturkey-McCurry, out of the house and she had tried to give the dogs food and water, but they are not hers, according to the report. Pugh told police that she felt she was not responsible for the dogs and she did not call police because she was fearful of Sturkey-McCurry.
Police spoke to Sturkey-McCurry on the phone and she told police she was told to leave the house, but she had gone there while Pugh was gone and cared for the dogs, according to the report. Sturkey-McCurry told police that she believed the dogs were OK and she did not want a confrontation with Pugh.
Police took the dogs, which were described as two Boxers ages 2 and between eight and 10, according to an arrest report. Their ribs and hips were visible and the dogs will be cared for by the Grand Strand Humane Society.
Man charged with shoplifting
A 20-year-old Conway man was charged with shoplifting after police were called to Wal-Mart, according to a Conway police report.
Kevin Alexander Williams, 20, of Conway, was charged with shoplifting under $2,000 and was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 8:34 p.m. Sunday, according to jail reports. Williams was released at 12:03 p.m. Monday on $1,100 bail.
Loss prevention employees told police they saw Williams remove an assortment of DVDs, valued at $39, a package of Trojan condoms, valued at $7.50, and batting gloves, valued at $20, from the shelf, according to the report. The employee said he saw Williams put the items in his pocket and walk out of the store.
Five charged with assaulting police officer
Five Canadians were arrested at Ocean Lakes Campground Tuesday for assaulting a police officer.
Samuel Forgues, 18, Line Giroux, 47, Frederik Labrie, 19, Jean-Martin Labrie, 22, and Bastien Labrie, 49, are charged with two counts of third-degree assault and battery by a mob and public disorderly conduct. Bastien Labrie is also charged with assault on a police officer while resisting arrest.
Horry County police were called by campground security just after midnight Tuesday. The group had been drinking and causing problems, according to a police report. When an officer told them to stop, they refused. The officer was thrown to the ground and Bastien Labrie is accused of trying to choke him.
From staff reports