Man accused of sexual assault of child
A Georgetown man was charged with sexually assaulting a child he was caring for through a foster care program, according to the Georgetown Police Department.
Calvin Lee Kinloch, 48, was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and booked into the Georgetown County Detention Center at 12:08 p.m. Aug. 17, according to jail records. He was released on $40,000 bail that same day.
The charge stemmed from an investigation that began on May 15 when a police report was filed, according to authorities.
Kinloch surrendered to police and detectives are seeking more details about the case. Anyone with information about the incident can call Sgt. Keith Small at 545-4300.
Mail carrier recognized for heroic effort
A Loris rural mail carrier received the 2010 Hero of the Year award for helping a woman on his route extinguish a yard fire, according to a news release.
Ronald Floyd, a route 1 rural carrier in Loris, received the award from the National Rural Letter Carrier Association for helping the woman on his route in February 2011, according to the release. Floyd was one of five people nominated for the national honor and was among 331 employees recognized for heroism by the Postal Service nationwide in 2011.
Postmaster General Pat Donahoe presented Floyd with the award on Aug. 14 at the NRLCA convention held in Buffalo, N.Y. It is the first time an employee from South Carolina has won the award.
While Floyd was delivering mail, he noticed a fire, spreading on the woman’s property, according to the release. She dialed 911 and he found a garden hose to extinguish the flames.
At the end of his route, Floyd returned to check up on the woman, found the fire had flared up again, and repeated his actions, according to the release.
Man missing since August 1
Conway police are looking for a man missing since August 1.
Michael Lynn Amos, 42, was last seen walking away from his home on Churchill Drive around 5:30 p.m.. He wore white swimming trunks with a blue stripe down the side.
Police said Amos has medical conditions that require prescriptions and he didn’t take any with him. He also didn’t take an identification or money.
Amos contacted his family once since leaving to say he was in the McClellanville area and having blackouts.
Anyone with information on his location is asked to call Conway police.
Man shoots machete-wielding invader
Conway police are investigating a home invasion that happened Tuesday morning on the 1600 block of 9th Avenue.
Police were called just before 6 a.m. on Aug. 21 for a shooting, said Catina Hipp, spokeswoman for Conway police.
A man was found in the home with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, Hipp said.
The homeowner said he awoke to someone standing by his bed holding a machete. The man attempted to strike him with the knife, but the blow was blocked. .
The victim said he pulled a gun from under his pillow and shot at the other man in the abdomen, Hipp said.
The gunshot victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery and remains hospitalized, according to police.
The case remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.
From staff reports