Myrtle Beach man held on $221,407 bond in burglary, harassment cases

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 31, 2012 

Myrtle Beach police charged a 22-year-old man in connection with a burglary, harassing a former girlfriend, breaking into a woman’s apartment as she slept and on drug charges, according to arrest reports.

Michael Quentrell Barr, 22, of Myrtle Beach was charged with two counts of resisting arrest, third-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary, unlawful use of a telephone, first-offense manufacturing or distribution of ice, crack or crack cocaine and hindering officers, according to authorities.

Barr is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $221,407 bond, according to jail records.

Myrtle Beach police arrested Barr on Sunday in the area of Third Avenue South and U.S. 501, according to arrest reports. The charges stemmed from separate incidents that occurred in May and April.

On April 22, two 22-year-old women told police that Barr and two other women had sent them threatening text messages. The victims also told officers that Barr and the two women would drive by their home, yell and verbally harass them.

One victim told police that messages were sent by Barr to her to coerce the other victim into meeting him, according to the report. One of the victims and Barr were in a relationship for three years, but were not together at the time of the incidents.

On May 26, a 21-year-old woman told Myrtle Beach police she woke up at 5:30 a.m. and saw Barr standing over her at her bedside, according to the report. The victim said Barr left the apartment without taking anything, but she knew she had locked the door prior to going to bed.

The victim told police Barr was once a friend.

On May 28, police on patrol saw a man driving a Sport Utility Vehicle without a seatbelt, so they stopped the vehicle, according to the report. The driver got out of the vehicle and approached the officer while Barr, who was in the rear passenger seat, got out of the vehicle and ran away.

When police tried to take the driver into custody, he fought with officers and punched them several times in the head and tried to take a gun from one of the officers, according to the report. One of the officers was able to break free and tried to pepper spray the driver, who then kicked the officer in the groin.

Officers were able to get control of the man, Akilo Keymon Turner, 23, of Myrtle Beach and charged him in the incident.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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