Two charged in attack of store owner
Two men were charged with assault Monday after a 24-year-old man told police he was attacked in the parking lot of his Ocean Boulevard business, according to a police report.
Amin Fadel Elsibai and John Dwayne Dixon, both 35 of Myrtle Beach, are each charged with simple assault and battery after the victim reported being attacked by three men about 12 p.m. Monday at 908 N. Ocean Blvd., police said.
The victim told officers that Elsibai was driving northbound on Ocean Boulevard when he tried to cross the street, according to the report. The victim said Elsibai stopped the vehicle and the men argued before Elsibai drove away and the victim walked back to his store.
Details of the argument also were not listed in the report.
A few minutes later, the victim said Elsibai and another man walked up to him outside the store and argued with him again, according to the report. The victim said the other man punched him in the face and then Elsibai hit him several times as well.
The victim said he was pushed into his store during the assault, according to the report. The victim said a clothing rack and glass shelf were damaged during the incident.
Police reviewed the incident on the store’s video surveillance. Elsibai and Dixon were arrested nearby, but the third man was not listed in the report.
Man charged in assault on woman
A Myrtle Beach man was charged with assault after a 26-year-old woman told officers he assaulted her when she refused to purchase drugs and rejected his sexual advances, according to an arrest report.
Lance Maurice Burgess, 32, was charged with second-degree assault and battery after officers were called about 3 a.m. Monday to an area between Third and Fourth avenues North on Ocean Boulevard for the incident, police said.
Burgess’ bond was set at $5,000 and he is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to jail records.
The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment of a cut to her face, according to the police report. The victim told officers she was walking when she saw the man and he began to talk to her and walk with her along Flagg Street. The victim said the man asked her to get him drugs and she refused and kept walking.
The victim said the man asked her to perform a sexual act on him and she refused and kept walking, according to the report. The victim said she tried to run from the man but he followed her.
She said she fell and the man got on top of her and punched her several times then he ran away, police said. Officers found the man, Burgess, on the boardwalk near Second Avenue North.
Fire crews battle fire at former motel
Horry County fire crews are investigating the cause of a blaze at an abandoned building in Atlantic Beach, according to authorities.
Fire crews were called about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of 30th Avenue South in Atlantic Beach for the two-alarm blaze, according to Horry County fire authorities.
Firefighters arrived to find flames showing from the second floor of the two-story motel.
North Myrtle Beach firefighters also provided assistance in battling the blaze, which was under control about 20 minutes after it was reported.
The building had been an “eyesore” in the town for a while and residents had sought to have it demolished, said Kenneth McIver, who lives nearby.
He suspected that someone who was homeless might have been staying in the old motel.
Man dies day after crash
A man died a day after a crash on Johnson Road in Georgetown, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The driver of a 1988 GMC lost control, overturned in a ditch and hit a telephone pole on Monday, said Judd Jones, with highway patrol.
The driver was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina where he died on Tuesday. His name had not been released late Tuesday. .
Red Cross race group holding meeting
The Red Cross Rescue Racers, the official charity training team for the Myrtle
Beach Marathon, will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Red Cross building at 3531 Pampas Drive.
Volunteer coaches will be on hand to explain the program – a 17-week training regime to prepare runners and walkers for the half and full marathons that will be contested on Feb. 16, 2013.
Rescue Racers must raise a minimum of $500 each to benefit the local Red Cross.
For more information, contact Angela Nicholas at 650-0145 or email@example.com.
County conducting mosquito spraying
Aerial mosquito spraying will be conducted this week, weather permitting, in the Gunters Island area of Horry County.
Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 7 p.m. and dusk and ground operations from 7 to 11 p.m. through Thursday.
From staff reports