Police roundup | Woman accused of check forgery

September 14, 2012 

Police

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH

Woman accused of check forgery

A Conway woman is charged with forgery after a North Myrtle Beach woman reported that two unauthorized checks had been cashed, totaling $800.

Ayo Mwasai Phifer, 36, is charged with forgery less than $10,000, abuse of a vulnerable adult and operating an uninsured vehicle. Phifer’s bail was set at $10,445.

She was arrested Thursday.

MYRTLE BEACH

Man charged for filing false tax return

A Myrtle Beach man was arrested by the S.C. Department of Revenue for filing a fraudulent tax return.

Adam Jarrett is charged with assisting in the preparation of a false return, according to the department of revenue and is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

MYRTLE BEACH

Couple arrested after dog chases police

Police arrested a Myrtle Beach couple Friday after officers heard them screaming and the man released an aggressive dog that chased officers, according to a police report.

Tricia Renee Potter, 28, was charged with disorderly conduct while the 26-year-old man is in police custody pending formal charges being filed against him.

The Sun News does not identify suspects until arrest warrants are issued.

Myrtle Beach officers went to 802 65th Ave. N., about 10:40 p.m. Thursday to investigate information regarding a person wanted by authorities, police said. When officers arrived they heard yelling and screaming coming from an apartment where the wanted person was presumed to be living.

Officers knocked on the door and told the couple they were checking on their welfare since they heard yelling and screaming coming from the apartment, according to the report. An officer asked the man to put his Pit Bull away or in a kennel because the dog was viciously barking at the officers.

The man closed the door and locked the deadbolt, police said. An officer at the rear of the apartment saw the man trying to run away and over a fence.

The officer asked the man to stop and he ran back into the apartment, according to the report. Potter then came out of the apartment and began to yell at officers in the parking lot, which is where she was arrested.

The man then opened the front door and released the dog, which chased officers in the parking lot until they got into their patrol cars, according to the report.

Local

MYRTLE BEACH

Men to compete for charity, title

The Fourth Annual Mr. Myrtle Beach contest takes place at 6 p.m. Saturday at Revolutions Night Club at Broadway at the Beach.

Contestants will model the latest in men’s fashions, show off their talent and answer questions in an attempt to win. Votes from judges and the public, both in attendance and in advance, will determine the winner.

Proceeds from the contest benefit Katie’s Project, which has a mission of enhancing the self worth and esteem of underprivileged youth by providing support in attending milestone social events and opportunities for positive development.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are a $5 donation.

From staff reports

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