Bicyclist reports being attacked
Myrtle Beach police are investigating a report that a bicycle rider was assaulted by three men as he rode home, according to a police report.
The 21-year-old man told officers he was riding his bicycle home at 9 p.m. Sunday near 21st Avenue North and Greens Boulevard when three men walked toward him, police said.
As the victim approached the men, one man pushed the victim off his bicycle and another man punched him in the face, according to the report. The victim suffered a small cut on his nose.
Other details such as motive in the attack were not listed in the report.
Traffic dispute ends with man’s arrest
Myrtle Beach police charged a Longs man after officers learned he fought with another driver on U.S. 17 Bypass after the other driver “flipped him the bird,” according to an arrest report.
Charles Winston Gasque, 37, was charged with cruelty to children, reckless driving and disorderly conduct/fight/threaten violence, according to authorities.
Officers were called about 5:30 p.m. Sunday to U.S. 17 Bypass near Harrelson Boulevard where they learned that Gasque fought with another man while Gasque’s 8-year-old son was left alone inside his truck, according to the report.
Officers wrote in the arrest report that Gasque was following two vehicles and as he passed one, the driver “flipped him the bird” and he got mad, according to the report. When both vehicles stopped, Gasque got out of his truck and argued with the other driver, who said he had a gun.
Police said Gasque continued to approach the other driver and both drivers fought in the road. Family members tried to pull them apart, but a taxi cab driver stopped and was able to stop the fight.
No other details were listed in the report.
Man reports being robbed by motorcyclist
Myrtle Beach police charged a 42-year-old North Carolina man with robbery after a man reported his laptop bag and electronic reader were stolen by a man on a motorcycle, according to a police report.
Jeremy Lewis Trull, 42, of Canton, N.C., was charged with strong arm robbery Saturday and remained in the Myrtle Beach Jail on Monday, according to jail records.
The charge stemmed from 4:20 p.m. Saturday when a 27-year-old man told officers he was standing outside the Seven Brothers Motel at 103 N. Ocean Blvd., waiting for his friend to pick him up, police said.
The victim said he was reading his Nook tablet and put it in his laptop bag where his cell phone was, all of which were valued at $325, according to the report. The victim said a man and woman on a motorcycle drove up to him and the man took his bag from his hands.
The victim said the suspect lifted his shirt like he had a gun or a weapon and the victim stepped away, police said. The victim said the man drove away.
Officers stopped Trull a short time later at 15th Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard and the victim identified him as the suspect in the robbery, according to the report.
Cancer Society holds study kickoff
The American Cancer Society will hold an informational meeting Tuesday about its upcoming cancer prevention study.
The meeting happens at 5:30 p.m. at Kline Hospitality Suite in the Brooks Football Stadium on the Coastal Carolina University campus, and will be the kickoff for the study, according to ACS spokeswoman Denise Richbourg.
She said the kick-off event is not for enrolllment for the study.
Anyone who wants to attend should call 213-0333, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln exhibit and more slated for CCU
Coastal Carolina University’s Kimbel Library will host a national traveling exhibit titled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” from Oct. 12 through Nov. 28.
The exhibit examines how President Abraham Lincoln used the Constitution to confront the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.
Several campus events have been planned along with the exhibition. They are:
An opening ceremony at the library at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 16.
A discussion by a panel of history professors on the personal and civic reactions of South Carolinians to the Constitutional crises. The discussion is to be held at 4:30 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium of the Wall College of Business.
In the auditorium on Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m., a talk by a Southern history professor titled “Society and Culture in the Age of Lincoln.”
A talk titled “Lincoln, Calhoun and the Constitution” in the auditorium at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 by Lincoln scholar Vernon Burton.
For more information about the events, go to coastal.edu/library or call Ben Burroughs, director of the Horry County Archives Center, at 349-4056.
Drivers see slight decrease in gas prices
The average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week to average $3.57 per gallon on Sunday, according to SouthCarolinaGasPrices.com. From staff reports