Florida man accused of soliciting minor
A Florida man is accused of soliciting a minor using instant messages in Georgetown County.
Justin Slavinski, 32, a computer programmer is suspected of soliciting dozens of girls online, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office.
Slavinski is charged with criminal solicitation of a minor and three counts of dissemination of obscene material to a minor.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement executed a search warrant on his Orlando area home and learned Slavinski had been in contact with as many as 40 young women and sent 27,000 instant messages throughout Florida and other states.
Georgetown County began an investigation on Slavinski when he was found to be contacting minors online for sexual activity, said Carrie Cuthbertson, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.
FDLE agents found child pornography on Slavinski’s computer and provided the evidence to investigators in Georgetown County.
Slavinski is being held at the Lake County Jail in Florida where he is awaiting extradition to the Georgetown County Detention Center.
He is expected to be in custody in Georgetown on Sept. 28.
Crash causes power outage, injures two
Two men were injured in a car crash on Pawleys Island, said Bob Beebe, spokesman for Midway Fire Rescue.
A car crashed into a pole on the North Causeway at the intersection with Myrtle Avenue, Beebe said.
One man was taken to an area hospital by ambulance, another was flown to a hospital. Beebe said one transformer was down power lines were haning low.
Power was out to some homes on the north end of the island, said Pawleys Island Police Chief Mike Fanning. The outages, he said, were be expected until Friday morning because Santee Cooper needs to replace the pole.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
Home invasion suspect arrested
One of two wanted men in a North Myrtle Beach home invasion was arrested Thursday.
Jeffery Andre Savage, 20, of Atlantic Beach was booked at J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. He is charged with first degree assault and battery, armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, first degree burglary, larceny under $2,000 and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Bond for the charges was set at $303,000.
Police are still looking for Timmane Ro Shawn Bellamy, 20, on the same charges which stem from a Sept. 19 incident.
A North Myrtle Beach couple told police they were robbed at gunpoint inside their home on 38th Avenue South as their 2-year-old daughter slept, police said.
Jamie Jessica Chapman, 21, of Columbus, Ohio and Robin Renee Alston, 28, of Atlantic Beach also are charged in the incident with first degree burglary and petty larceny, and are being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $101,000 bail.
Chapman is accused of knocking on the couple’s door just before 2 a.m. Sept. 19 and asking to use a telephone, allowing three men to force themselves into the home, the report said.
Police said Alston drove the group to and from the home.
Yawnnie Leshawn Waters, 20, of Atlantic Beach, is charged with armed robbery, first degree assault and battery, two counts of kidnapping, first degree burglary, second degree burglary, petty larceny and possession of firearms and ammunition. He is being held on $336,000 bail.
Anyone with information on the other suspects can call North Myrtle Beach police at 280-5511.
Broadway at the Beach pub, grill closes
A popular pub and grill at Broadway at the Beach has closed.
Stool Pigeons, which is near Hard Rock Cafe, has closed after more than 15 years at Broadway at the Beach.
O’Neil McCoy, Broadway at the Beach’s general manager, didn’t give a reason why Stool Pigeons closed when asked, but said Broadway is working to fill that space.
“Stool Pigeons has been a popular watering hole at Broadway at the Beach for many years,” McCoy said Wednesday in an email.Stool Pigeons opened at Broadway at the Beach in May 1996, according to Myrtle Beach city officials. New owners took over the business in April 2010, officials said.
HAIDS walk and health fair planned
Careteam, an HIV and AIDS service organization for Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties is holding an AIDS walk and health fair at Plyler Park in Myrtle Beach Saturday.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and is free, but donations are accepted. Live music by Painted Man also starts at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.
Careteam works to provide access to medical care and treatment for people living with HIV and provides free and confidential HIV testing as well as awareness education to those at risk for HIV disease.
Their goal is to stop the spread of HIV through prevention, education, treatment and support.
From staff reports