Salesman charged with tax evasion
An Horry County timeshare salesman was charged with tax evasion Tuesday, according to authorities with the state Department of Revenue.
David S. Mitchell, 46, was charged with failing to file income tax returns and pay taxes due from 2007 to 2009, according to a news release. Mitchell filed W4 withholding allowance certificates with his employer claiming to be exempt from withholding tax.
Mitchell evaded the assessment of state taxes on his gross income of $488,325, and has an outstanding tax liability of $28,404 due to the state, according to officials.
Mitchell was released on $15,000 bail.
Ninth Avenue South closed by house fire
Emergency crews extinguished a fire on Dorman Circle, off Ninth Avenue South Tuesday night, and for a few hours afterward kept access to Ninth Avenue blocked.
Myrtle Beach Fire rescue responded to 107 Dorman Circle about 7 p.m. Tuesday where a home was on fire. By 8 p.m. the fire had been extinguished, according to Cpl. Mark Jackson with Myrtle Beach police.
The area around Dorman Circle and Ninth Avenue South was blanketed in dense smoke around 8 p.m.
Jackson said the people inside the home were able to evacuate without any injuries. The condition of the home was not immediately available late Tuesday.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Jackson said.
Ohio woman jailed on prostitution charge
An Ohio woman is jailed on a prostitution charge stemming from an incident in Myrtle Beach, according to an arrest report.
Cassandra Marie Julin, 28, of Middleport, Ohio, was charged with first-offense prostitution by Myrtle Beach police, according to an arrest report.
She was taken into custody at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday in the area of 15th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive, according to the report. An incident report showing what led to Julin’s arrest was not available Tuesday.
Elderly couple robbed at beach
An elderly couple told Myrtle Beach police they were robbed of cash at gunpoint while they stood looking at the ocean Monday night, according to a police report.
The victims, a 74-year-old man and 65-year-old woman told officers that about 8:40 p.m. Monday they were standing on the beach access looking over the ocean at 23rd Avenue North when a man approached them and demanded their money, police said.
The suspect threatened to shoot the couple if they didn’t give him money, according to the report. The male victim told police the suspect had a black gun. He gave the suspect about $60.
The woman told police the suspect demanded her purse, but she reached into a side pocket and gave him about $50 cash, so he left, according to the report. The suspect had a hooded shirt pulled up over his head. The couple was not hurt during the incident.
Man missing from Georgetown County
Deputies in Georgetown County are seeking help searching for a man reported missing from the Pleasant Hill community.
William Taylor, 49, lives on the 200 block of Ward Loop and was last seen about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of County Line Road and Choppee Road in Georgetown County, according to Carrie Cuthbertson, spokeswoman for the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office.
Taylor has unspecified medical issues, Cuthbertson said.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black and blue jacket, a black hat and blue and white tennis shoes. He stands about 5’6” and weighs 180 pounds.
Anyone with information about Taylors whereabouts can call the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 546-5101.
Anonymous tips can also be sent by texting “GCSOTIP” to 274637 followed by the message.
Myrtle Beach bank has positive report
South Atlantic Bancshares Inc., the parent company of South Atlantic Bank, announced positive earnings for the July through September quarter.
South Atlantic Bank, based in Myrtle Beach, had a net income of $493,551, or 18 cents per diluted share, according to a report released Tuesday.
It was a 15 percent increase for the bank compared to the same time period last year.
The bank’s total assets grew 20.3 percent, from $235.9 million to $283.8 million between September 30, 2011 and September 30, 2012. Loans increased 9.1 percent to $182.2 million and deposits grew 21.5 percent to $258.6 million in the same period.
Health fair for residents and employees
An annual health fair in Surfside Beach will be open to residents and employees on Friday at the Dick Johnson Civic Center.
Residents must preregister and anyone interested should call Debbie Ellis at 650-9548.
The fair is open to employees from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and to residents from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Visit http://surfsidebeach.org/recentnews.html for a list of available tests and prices.
From staff reports