Man sentenced for May store robbery
A Myrtle Beach man was ordered to serve five years in prison in connection with a robbery at a store in Horry County earlier this year, according to court records.
Walter Glen Casey, 35, of Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery before Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Culbertson, who sentenced him to five years in prison, according to court records. Casey received credit for time served.
Casey was indicted by an Horry County grand jury at the end of July on an armed robbery charge, which stemmed from a May 28 incident at Sun Mart in Horry County, according to the indictment.
Details about the robbery were not immediately available.
Infant positive for drugs, man charged
Myrtle Beach police charged a 25-year-old man after a 7-month-old baby tested positive for drugs, according to a police report.
Brandon Michael France, 25, of Myrtle Beach, was taken into police custody about 9 p.m. Monday on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child and was being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail, police said.
The charge stemmed from police being called on June 26 by a case worker with the state Department of Social Services after an investigation into a 7-month-old baby who tested positive for cocaine, according to a police report. Additional information was not listed in the report.
Horry County man sentenced in robbery
An Horry County man was ordered to serve a year in prison in connection with a robbery, according to court records.
Tyrone Lamont Johnson, 23, of Galivants Ferry, pleaded guilty to strong armed robbery and Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Culbertson sentenced him to a year in prison, according to court records. Johnson was given credit for time served.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
Man faces electricity theft charge
A North Myrtle Beach man was charged with stealing electricity from his neighbor at a local RV park, according to a police report.
Randy Lee Almond, 50, of North Myrtle Beach was charged with theft of electric current and booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Sunday, according to jail records. He was released the next day on $500 bail.
Georgetown robber sent to prison
A Georgetown County man pleaded guilty to a robbery charge in Horry County and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to court records.
Jonathan Edward Manigault, 27, of Georgetown, pleaded guilty to strong armed robbery and Circuit Court Judge Benjamin H. Culbertson sentenced him to five years in prison, according to court records. Manigault was given credit for the time he has served since being arrested on May 24.
Manigault was charged in connection with a Jan. 13 robbery at 305 Secondary Highway 15 in Myrtle Beach, police said.
Police arrested Manigault on Jan. 23 and another man, Desmond Shemaine Collins, 30, also of Georgetown, was arrested in February. Collins pleaded guilty to strong armed robbery in July and was ordered to serve five years in prison.
Charter school principal resigns
The Academy of Hope charter school in Conway has lost its new principal only weeks into its second year of existence.
Marion Shaw, who was tapped as the year-round school’s principal before classes began July 30, said he resigned last week because of chest pains that sent him to the hospital last Wednesday.
Shaw said his tests were negative, but after a long talk with his wife and a lot of prayer, he decided that leaving the school was best for him at this time.
“I truly regret it. Those people have a plan and a good vision,” Shaw said. “I’ve never quit, resigned or walked away from a job before, since I started working in the ninth grade.”
Shaw brought more than 30 years of experience as an educator and administrator to the position. He has been a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal of Aynor High School, and most recently was principal specialist for Horry County Schools where his duties, in part, included supervising capital improvement programs and serving as district athletic director for nine high schools and eleven middle schools.
Representatives for the school could not be reached for comment.
HTC to give away school supplies
HTC will distribute free school supplies Wednesday at Coastal Grand Mall and at the companies business offices.
HTC is hosting its Back to Shool FREE school supplies promotion for the 13th year. Pencils, rulers, erasers, pencil bags, notebooks/paper and more will be given away during the event.
The items will be available beginning at 8 a.m. at HTC business offices, and at 10 a.m. at the mall’s food court.
Roughly 2,000 bags packed several items are available in total.
From staff reports