Police roundup | More charges expected in New Year’s Day assault

January 7, 2013 

Police

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

More charges expected in assault

A Leland, N.C., man was charged by Brunswick County Sheriff deputies in connection with a New Year’s Day assault of another man, according to authorities.

William Joseph Connolly, 52, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and an unrelated failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge, according to a news release from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department. Additional charges are expected in the case.

The assault charge stemmed from an assault on Hartford Talmage Sellers III on Jan. 1, according to the release.

Connolly is being held on $5,000 bond.

MURRELLS INLET

Woman accused of exploiting older man

A Murrells Inlet woman was charged with exploiting a vulnerable adult after bank officials alerted authorities about dozens of personal checks being written to the woman from an 81-year-old man’s account, according to an Horry County police report.

Pamela Jeanine Foster, 51, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 11:06 a.m. Saturday and released at 11:50 a.m. Sunday on $5,000 bail, according to jail records.

The charge stemmed from a fraud investigator with First Federal Bank reporting on Thursday that bank official were investigating about 35 personal checks being written to Foster between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 to total $53,116.48, according to the report.

The woman is a home health care worker, who provides care to the victim.

The victim’s son, who lives out of state, also was informed of the situation, according to the report. No other details were listed in the report.

Local

CONWAY

Mobile veterans center coming to HGTC

U.S. military veterans seeking tuition assistance for college, disability claims, medical resources or legal help may find it this month at Horry Georgetown Technical College, according to a news release from the college.

The mobile vet center van is coming to the HGTC Conway campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 17 and will be located between Buildings 1100 and 600.

Counselors will be available at the center to help process paperwork and provide resources for a variety of issues, ranging from money for college to readjustment counseling.

Veterans seeking to save their homes or apply for college tuition help are encouraged to come meet with other veterans and military service representatives.

For more information, veterans may call Stephen Stevens at 843-902-8182.

MYRTLE BEACH

Get city parking decals

The city will soon offer the two-year parking decals for 2013 and 2014. Letters will be sent to the owners of vehicles that are registered in city limits.

The decals allow residents to park their vehicles for free at the city’s parking meters, in the Pavilion Parking Garage and at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Eligibility for decals is tied to where the vehicle “lives” – it is eligible if it is registered inside city limits and city property taxes have been paid on it.

Properly registered golf carts also are eligible for parking decals

The parking meter season begins March 1 and runs through Sept. 30.

Additionally, all vehicles with valid handicapped plates or hand-tags and vehicles with valid Purple Heart, Disabled American Veteran or Medal of Honor license plates already are able to park free.

HORRY COUNTY

Women in military to be honored

The local chapter of the Rolling Thunder will honor women in the military in April.

The group is holding a ceremony at the Grand Strand Senior Center in Myrtle Beach on April 6 at 1 p.m. called “Salute to Women of the Military, Past and Present.”

It’s the second year the event has been held and is meant to recognize women who have served in the military.

Registration by March 15 is required by calling 910-579-3668.

From staff reports

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