Woman beaten with broken pool stick
Myrtle Beach police charged a 52-year-old man in connection with a woman being beaten with a broken pool stick while she walked her dog outside an apartment complex, according to a police report.
Lennett Nathaniel Carter is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and unlawful telephone communications, and was being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail Wednesday, according to jail records.
The charges stemmed from a 54-year-old woman reporting that at 9 p.m. Tuesday she was walking down the stairs of her apartment at 770 Carolina Place when Carter jumped out from behind a column and began hitting her in the head and body with a black wooden club, police said.
The victim said she tried to fight him off, but could not so she ran back up the steps to her apartment to call 911, according to the report. Carter ran away from the area. A witness told police that she saw Carter coming around the corner and he did not speak to her as he ran into his apartment, which was unusual because they always make small talk.
The victim told police she had planned to file a report against Carter for calling her on the phone and harassing her, according to the report. Officers found Carter at his apartment and found clothing that matched a description given by the victim and a broken pool stick that was wrapped with tape.
Man reports armed robbery
A 20-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he was robbed at gunpoint by a man who chased him while he was walking home from his mother’s house, according to a police report.
Two other men, ages 23 and 22, also told officers the suspect pointed the gun at them when they saw the incident at 9 p.m. Tuesday at 1011 Osceola St., police said.
The victim told police the suspect chased after him and pushed him, which caused him to fall on the stairs and the suspect then pointed the gun at him, according to the report. The victim said he gave the suspect $30 he had in his pocket.
The other two men told police that they saw the suspect and victim wrestling near the stairs and the suspect pointed a gun at them before he grabbed the cash from the victim and ran away, according to the report. The three did not want officers involved and refused to give any additional information.
No major injuries in car crash, fire
A crash near an Horry County school was cleared quickly Wednesday morning.
Emergency crews responded to a vehicle crash involving a fire on U.S. 17 Business near Seaside Elementary School in the Garden City area at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol said a driver had made a left hand turn off U.S. 17 onto the road that leads into the school.
“The vehicle did so right in front of a south bound vehicle,” Collins said.
The car that was headed south on U.S. 17 caught fire after the wreck, but the driver escaped unharmed.
One driver was taken to the hospital, Collins said, but there were no serious injuries.
Cleanup events planned
At least two clean up events are planned for the weekend.
The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is partnering with the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors to host a roadside litter clean-up event on Saturday, according to a press release.
It will take place from 10 a.m. to noon along George Bishop Parkway and Fantasy Harbour Boulevard in the Myrtle Beach area.
Registration will be located at 211 George Bishop Pkwy., which is the parking lot at the entrance between the old Freestyle Music Park and Beach Church.
For more information, contact Heather Tenney at (843) 839-8082 or email@example.com.
The Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful Commission will also hold a Citywide Home Cleanup Day. This one isn’t on streets, but gives residents with an opportunity to clean out their closets, attics, garages and storage sheds, said city spokesman Pat Dowling.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Residents can drop off appliances, TVs, furniture, paint, pesticides, chemicals, oil and tires to the sanitation facility on Second Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach.
Medical waste will not be accepted. Goodwill Industries will collect any usable furniture or appliances.
For more information on the North Myrtle Beach cleanup, call Gregg Barnhill at 280-5673 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Students stuck in New York City
A team of mock trial students at North Myrtle Beach High School still aren’t home after finishing an international competition in New York on Oct. 28, said Teal Britton, spokeswoman for Horry County Schools.
The 10-person team was stranded by Hurricane Sandy, when flights were canceled. North Myrtle Beach finished sixth of 36 teams from five countries at the New York International Empire VI Mock Trial Competition held at the Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn.
Stephanie Pacheco was named most effective attorney after the three-day competition.
The team is expected to return home on Thursday, Britton said.
From staff reports