Fatal boat crash probe continues
State and local authorities are investigating a fatal boat crash that occurred Saturday evening on the Waccamaw River near Conway.
A man was killed and two women were injured, said Lt. Robert McCullough with the state Department of Natural Resources. One woman was flown by medical helicopter to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, while the other woman was taken by EMS there.
Brandon Stevens, 23, of the Conway area died from head trauma, Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said. An autopsy was performed Sunday.
Woman says guest sexually assaulted her
Conway police are investigating a report of a man trying to sexually assault a woman while she slept, according to a police report.
The 30-year-old woman told police that she was sleeping inside her apartment when the 35-year-old man, who she allowed to stay in her apartment, inappropriately touched her, police said.
The victim told officers she jumped from the bed, yelled, and he ran from the room. The victim called a friend who confronted the man and he ran from the apartment.
Police are searching for the man.
Gas prices statewide continue to rise
The average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina increased by 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week to averaging $3.41 per gallon on Sunday, according to SouthCarolinaGasPrices.com.
The increase mirrors the national average, which rose by 2.1 cents per gallon to $3.70 per gallon, according to the site.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
Man charged with attempted murder
A North Myrtle Beach man is accused of stabbing two people Saturday night.
Mark Paul Shak, 62, is charged with attempted murder and second-degree assault and battery. He is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $38,000 bond.
North Myrtle Beach police found Shak walking on Perrin Drive in the city where the stabbings occurred, according to an incident report.
A 64-year-old man was on the front porch with a 2 inch wound on his right hand, police said. He told officers he was trying to disarm Shak when he was stabbed in the hand.
In the living room, police found a 62-year-old man laying on his back with a stabbing wound to his neck and a witness helping apply pressure to the cut. Police said the cut was about 6 inches long and was between 0.5 and 1 inch deep on the right side of the 62-year-old man’s neck.
The witness, who did not sustain any injuries, was upstairs when he heard a loud crash on the floor below. He rushed downstairs to find Shak and the 62-year-old man wrestling on the ground, and then watched the older man attempt to help.
The witness was able to disarm Shak, the report said, and then called police at about 11:40 p.m. while Shak fled the home.
The man with the neck wound was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, according to police. His condition is not known.
Teen runaway still missing
Conway police are searching for a Conway teen who ran away.
Miriam Orozco-Macosay, 15, was last seen August 4 and may be in the area, said Conway police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.Macosay has braces, black hair and brown eyes. She is 5’1” and weighs 149 pounds. She is considered endangered.
Anyone with information on her location can call Conway police at 248-1790 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.
Two suspects in Loris shooting caught
Two men have been charged in shooting incident that happened earlier this month in Loris when shots were fired at a home with six people inside including three children, according to Loris Police.
David Kadeem Hemingway, 20, of Tabor City, N.C. is charged with six counts of attempted murder, first degree burglary, malicious injury to animals, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Xaviar Rayshawn Hemingway, 17, of Tabor City, N.C. is charged with first degree burglary. Both men are being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center pending bond hearings.
The men are two of four suspects in a shooting that occurred about 4:30 a.m. on August 9 at 4644 Watson Street, said Loris Police Chief Joe Vaught.On August 9, police found the front door of the home forced open and multiple bullet holes to the front of the house. Two men, a woman and three children ages 11, 7 and 2 were in the home when the bullets started flying.
One man suffered a gunshot wound to his right arm, was treated at McLeod Loris Hospital and was released later that day.
Amanda Jo Hardee, 30, of Tabor City, N.C. turned herself in on August 15. She is charged with first-degree burglary, six counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and malicious injury to personal property with a value over $1,000, but less than $5,000, police said.Warrants are issued for a fourth suspect named Dustin Stackhouse, 27, of Tabor City, N.C. who, late Monday, had not yet been arrested. Anyone with information on his location can call Loris police at 756-4001.
From staff reports