Man sentenced for illegal entry to U.S.
A 26-year-old Mexico man was sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison for illegally coming back to the U.S., after authorities found him detained at an Horry County jail, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Octavio Huicho Flores, 26, of Mexico, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Florence for illegally reentering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony, according to a news release. U.S. District Judge Terry L. Wooten of Florence sentenced Flores to 30 months in prison.
Authorities said Flores, a citizen of Mexico, entered the United States illegally on Dec. 1, 1996, and on Nov. 10, 1999, Flores was convicted in California of child cruelty: possible injury/death and false imprisonment, and received a sentence of 56 months in jail, according to the release.
On Feb. 25, 2002, Flores was deported to Mexico, but he returned and was found Jan. 30 being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to the release. It was unclear what charges Flores had faced in Horry County.
Man charged with kidnapping, assault
A 34-year-old Conway man remains jailed on $40,000 bond after police charged him with trying to sexually assault a woman, according to authorities.
Christopher Ryan Storie, 34, of Conway was charged with second-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Storie is being held on $40,000 bond.
The mother of the 31-year-old victim called police to report the incident that occurred at a home in the 300 block of 12th Avenue in the city, according to a police report.
The victim called her parents to report that Storie, who lives with her, had tried to sexually assault her and held her against her will.
The victim told police that Storie had been drinking and threw her down on her bed and tried to have sex with her, according to the report. The victim said she fought back, and Storie left the room taking her cell phone.
The victim said Storie threatened to kill her and himself and shoved her into a wall, which damaged the wall, according to the report.
The victim said she was able to call her parents, who live in Columbia, and tell them what happened and her mother called police.
When police arrived they took Storie into custody and photographed several visible marks on the victim from the struggle, according to the report.
Two wanted in strong armed robbery
Myrtle Beach police are looking for a man and woman wanted in a strong armed robbery at the General Store 210 South Ocean Boulevard Thursday about 3 p.m.
The pair went to the register to buy a Sprite. When the clerk opened the register, the male jumped behind the counter, shoved the clerk into a wall and hit him several times while the woman took the cash register, police said.
Police said the pair fled on foot running towards Kings Highway.
The woman is about 5’4” wearing an orange jacket with a black cap and jeans. The man is about 6’0” wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the suspects or the incidents can call Myrtle Beach Police.
Group joins in National Feral Cat Day
Bikini Beach Cat Rescue is participating in National Feral Cat Day on Oct. 16.
They’ll spread the international campaign of “Alley Cat Allies” and will promote spaying and neutering of cats at The Cat’s Meow in Myrtle Beach and the Animal Hospital and Laser Center in Pawleys Island.
Spaying and neutering saves lives and lessens the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers, said Karen J. McGranahan, president of Bikini Beach Cat Rescue.
“We are inviting our citizens to sponsor the spay or neuter of at least one animal – their own or a friend or family member’s – in honor of National Feral Cat Day,” she said.
National Feral Cat Day has been recognized for 10 years.
For more information call Bikini Beach Cat Rescue at 843-655-7881 or visit bikinibeachcatrescue.org. From staff reports