Police search for Georgia missing man
Police continued to search Tuesday for a Georgia man last seen in the Myrtle Beach area, said Capt. David Knipes.
On Monday, police said they were searching for Johnny Lamar Brown, 44, who was last seen about 11 p.m. Friday in the area of 21st Avenue South, according to a news release. Brown, who has a severe speech impediment making him difficult to understand, was last seen talking to a woman near an ice cream shop.
Brown was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a striped green and white shirt, black socks and flip flops.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Myrtle Beach police at 918-1382.
Man charged with DUI after person hit
Myrtle Beach police said a motorist struck a man, who was walking on the sidewalk, and then punched a woman, who was with the pedestrian, according to a police report.
Andrey Valerevich Gumenyuk, 34, was charged with driving under the influence after officers were called at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to 399 21st Ave. N., and Withers Drive for a vehicle crash, police said.
Officers wrote in the report that Gumenyuk was attempting to leave a parking lot when he struck a 25-year-old man on the sidewalk. When Gumenyuk stopped for the man’s friend, he got out and punched the woman in the eye.
The pedestrian that was struck grabbed Gumenyuk and threw him to the ground until security guards from a nearby hotel came to help and hold Gumenyuk until police arrived, according to the report. Gumenyuk suffered a cut to the top of his head and was treated by EMS.
Officers conducted a field sobriety test on Gumenyuk and arrested him after he failed to complete some of the tasks. Gumenyuk refused to submit to a breath test.
Man thrown out of club, then bit guard
A Myrtle Beach man was charged after police said he was thrown out of a club, fought with police and bit a security guard, according to a police report.
Wouter Pieter Gabriel Speybrouck, 23, was charged with third-degree assault and battery after officers were called at 12 a.m. Tuesday to 1320 Celebrity Circle, police said.
Officers were at Malibu’s Club for an unrelated case when they saw two bouncers eject Speybrouck from the club, according to the report. Officers questioned Speybrouck about what happened and security had told him to leave the property, but he refused.
Officers told Speybrouck twice to leave the property, but he continued to refuse, so an officer attempted to arrest him for trespassing, according to the report. Speybrouck resisted and wrestled with the officer until security guards helped them pin him to the ground.
Once an officer got Speybrouck handcuffed, his body went limp and he refused to walk to the police car, so the officer and a security guard carried him, according to the report. While they were carrying him, the officer said Speybrouck bit the security guard in the hand.
The bite broke skin and EMS treated the guard at the scene.
From staff reports