Police roundup | Sheriff looking for shooting suspect

September 17, 2012 



Sherriff looking for shooting suspect

Deputies in Brunswick County are looking for a man they say shot at a car about 5:55 p.m. Sunday, said Del Routh with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s office.

A 25 year old man inside the car suffered minor bruising but did not require medical attention following the shooting, Routh said.

Brandon Lamar Stevenson, 23, of Boliva, N.C. is wanted on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and discharge of a weapon on occupied property and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflict serious injury.

Stevenson is considered armed and dangerous, Routh said.

Anyone with information on Stevenson’s location is asked to call the Brunswick County sheriff’s office at 910-253-2777 or 910-880-4942.


Woman wanted in stolen credit card use

North Myrtle Beach police are looking for a woman suspected of using a stolen credit card, taken from a Myrtle Beach man at a water park.

The card was first used on Sept. 1 after being reported stolen by the man who was at Myrtle Waves Water Park.

Security footage caught the suspected woman with a child approximately 8 years old in what appears to be a maroon and black convertible PT Cruiser driven by a man.

Eight unauthorized purchases were made at stores in North Myrtle Beach and along the Grand Strand totaling about $460. The card was used at Hungry Howie’s, Windy Hill Spirits, Sands Liquors, Tiger Mart, Regal Nails, and Walmart.

Anyone with information on the identity of the woman is asked to call North Myrtle Beach police at 280-5641.


Woman assaulted by husband

Myrtle Beach police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly broke into his wife’s house about 3 a.m. Sunday and assaulted her with his fists and a knife.

The woman’s children, who were at the 67th Avenue North home at the time, said the man entered through an upstairs window that wouldn’t lock before going downstairs to confront the woman, who was asleep in a chair, according to a police report.

The victim said the man yelled at her, hit her in the chest and then produced about a 3-inch knife that he used to wound her on the arm and neck. She told officers that the suspect left and she locked the door, but that he kicked the door in and continued yelling before leaving.

The report said the couple had been married 5 years, and that the children did not go downstairs during the assault. The suspect fled the scene in a white work van.


Woman beaten by boyfriend

A Myrtle Beach woman required five staples to seal a head wound after she was reportedly beaten by her boyfriend Sunday, according to an incident report.

Myrtle Beach police responded to the Whispering Surf hotel at 2608 South Ocean Boulevard about 7 p.m. Sunday where a 32-year-old woman was bleeding from her head.

Christopher Fussell, 37, of Myrtle Beach, is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

According to an incident report, the woman came home to her drunk boyfriend, Fussell, and the couple started arguing. When the woman started to cry, Fussell got mad, started to make fun of her for crying and called her names.

She yelled, “Why won’t you stop doing this to me,” when he grabbed her from behind, pulled her down and started punching her in the side of the head repeatedly, according to police.

When he stopped, Fussell said, “I didn’t want to do this to you,” but he wouldn’t let her leave until a man staying at the hotel yelled and asked what was going on, the report said.

The cut to her head was about 2 inches long and 1 inch deep, police said, and was closed with five staples, police said.

Fussell is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center and bond was set at $15,000.



Water Quality Data conference coming

Waccamaw Riverkeeper Christine Ellis and CCU are sponsoring the Waccamaw Water Quality Data Conference from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in Room 100 of the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies.

The conference is to address the value of volunteer water quality monitoring, a behind-the-scenes look at water quality date, bridging the gap between science and management of water quality data and South Carolina’s drought status.

Ellis is scheduled to give a closing talk on water quality’s impact on communities.

The conference is open to the public. The Center for Marine and Wetland Studies is located at 290 Allied Drive in Conway.

From staff reports

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