Man indicted on sex registry violation
A Loris man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for failing to register as a sex offender, according to Bill Nettles, U.S. attorney for South Carolina.
Larry Devon Green, 29, was charged in a one-count indictment Tuesday.
The case was investigated by agents with the U.S. Marshals Service.
Green faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment if found guilty.
Former roommate accused in burglary
Three people are accused of burglarizing a home after police said a man took former roommates out to dinner so another friend could steal their belongings.
Myrtle Beach police were called to a home on the 400 block of Broadway Street just after midnight Tuesday when a 37-year-old woman called her two roommates saying she had seen someone leaving their apartment with one of their bags.
Kirill Stakhovich and Andrii Tyvodar, 20, and Sergey Yrovkev, 21, all of Myrtle Beach are being held at the Myrtle Beach jail Tuesday on charges of first-degree burglary.
Stakhovich, according to police, went to the home earlier in the day to visit, left and then called asking to get everyone together for a night out.
On the drive, Stakhovich is said to have repeatedly asked if anyone else was in the apartment, the incident report said.
When one of the current roommates called saying she saw someone in the home, the group returned and found a Gucci purse, Armani wallet, a Dell laptop and $6,300 cash missing.
One of the victims asked Stakhovich how his accused accomplices had known where to find the cash and how they got in the home when Stakhovich pleaded with them to not call police saying he would have everything returned, the report said.
A key that unlocked the burglarized home was found in Stakhovich’s shorts when police searched the three men.
School board OKs funding policy
Horry County school board members voted unanimously at their meeting Monday night to require that when new programs or initiatives are approved, funding sources for those programs/initiatives are approved at the same time.
“Funding will have to be decided upon right then, rather than pushing it off to budget time,” said Vice Chair Joe DeFeo, who initiated the policy change.
“It forces us as a board to acknowledge the importance of the spending.”
DeFeo said he brought the change to the board because he believes that when dealing with taxpayer money, all governments should know they have the proper funding for new items before they move ahead with them.
Red Cross sends volunteers to Gulf Coast
Four members of the local chapter of the American Red Cross are headed to the Gulf Coast to assist in relief efforts related to Hurricane Isaac.
“We expect this to be a large disaster response and are prepared to help in any way we can,” said Nanci Conley, Coastal SC Chapter executive director, American Red Cross, Columbia Region.
“We train our volunteers year-round to be ready at a moment’s notice to help when disasters strike in our backyard, as well as in areas around the country.”
The storm was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday morning and made landfall hours before the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Additional local volunteers are on standby and could deploy once the storm makes landfall, Conley said. Nationwide, the Red Cross has been preparing for the storm and has been mobilizing resources to potential risk areas over the past week.
From staff reports