Man charged with attempted murder
A Myrtle Beach man was charged with attempted murder following a fight and stabbing on Ocean Boulevard, according to a police report.
John Duwane Dixon, 35, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and is being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail pending a bond hearing, according to jail records.
A 26-year-old man told officers he was working with Dixon inside The Airbrush Shop at 918 N. Ocean Blvd., at 2:15 p.m. Sunday when the men argued while working, police said. The report did not list what the argument was about.
The victim said they started to physically fight in the store and then on the sidewalk in front of the business, according to the report. Bystanders stopped the fight and separated the men.
The victim said he walked south on Ocean Boulevard away from Dixon and the business, but Dixon came after him and wanted to fight again, according to the report. The victim said Dixon swung at him and stabbed him in the shoulder and then in the stomach before running away.
Police found Dixon in the Parrot Bar and Grill and took him into custody after witnesses reported where he went after the stabbing, according to the report. The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center by EMS for treatment. His condition was not listed in the report.
Man charged in weekend robbery
An Horry County man is facing charges in an armed robbery that occurred in Myrtle Beach Saturday.
David Giovani Boseman, is charged with armed robbery and possession of a sawed off rifle. He was given $110,000 personal recognizance bond.
On Oct. 27, about 10:15 p.m., police were called to the 1200 block of Winchester Court where a 32-year-old man said three men robbed him while he was taking out the trash and one was carrying a sawed off rifle.
Boseman was found in the area and the rifle fell out of his pants when officers approached him, according to Myrtle Beach police.
Man charged after stabbing
A 23-year-old Myrtle Beach man was charged after police were called by his girlfriend, who said he stabbed himself during an argument, according to a police report.
Michael John Romano, 23, of Myrtle Beach was charged with hindering an investigation after officers were called at 1:45 a.m. Monday to 1300 Yaupon Drive, police said. His bond was set at $469.
Romano’s 26-year-old girlfriend told police that Romano was intoxicated, tried to cut himself with a knife before she grabbed it away from him, according to the report. The woman told police that Romano jabbed the knife into his chest and stomach several times before she got it.
Romano had a cut on his finger and several small puncture wounds to his stomach and chest area, according to the report. Romano told police he was not suicidal and said the woman had hit him and that “he was the innocent one.”
Romano changed his story several times while talking with police and said he had been drinking and forgot a few things, according to the report. Romano was treated at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and released to police custody.
Gas prices fall, but future uncertain
South Carolina’s gas prices continue to decrease and fell by 13.4 cents per gallon last week to average $3.22 on Sunday, which is more than the national average that decreased 9.6 cents to $3.56 per gallon, according to gasoline price website SouthCarolinaGasPrices.com.
“With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. “There is very little to look back at history and compare this storm to, and so far, it remains to be seen exactly how gasoline and diesel prices will be impacted. For motorists west of the Mississippi, there may be little change in prices because of the storm, but as you head east, especially in the states to be highly impacted, there may be disruptions at various levels. However, any disruptions in supply may be offset by area-wide shutdowns of business, leading to curtailed demand for fuel. We will certainly be keeping everyone up-to-date on the GasBuddy blog throughout the storm.”
Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices on Sunday were 2.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day a year ago and are 25.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 23.1 cents per gallon during the last month and is 10.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Lowes Foods holding food drive
Lowes Food stores across the Carolinas and Virginia will be collecting food donations in the annual Friends Feeding Friends Drive that runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 31.
Donations from each store will be delivered to local food banks.
The grocery company hopes to raise 1 million pounds of food this year.
Donation bins are located in each store for quick and easy drop off or customers can purchase pre-made bags of non-perishable items. Cash can also be donated at the register in $1, $3, or $5 increments.
A kickoff event will be held at the Grand Dunes location on Nov. 1 with local county officials.
From staff reports