Man, woman facing drug charges
Horry County police arrested a man and woman Monday on drug charges following a two month-long investigation into illegal drug sales the Myrtle Beach area, Horry County police Sgt. Robert Kegler said.
Blake Rasheed Wilkes, 27, of Pawleys Island was charged with resisting arrest, giving false information to a law enforcement officer, discharging firearms into a dwelling, simple possession of marijuana and seven counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, Kegler said.
Wilkes is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $84,969 bail.
Amber Lynn Hohn, 23, of Myrtle Beach was charged with simple possession of marijuana and was released on $1,000 bail on Wednesday.
Police executed a search warrant Monday at the Aquarius Motel in Myrtle Beach and took the couple into custody, Kegler said. A handgun and 12 grams of marijuana was seized during the search.
Wilkes was charged in connection with a shooting that occurred on Dec. 29 in Socastee, but no one was hurt during the incident.
Man sentenced to probation in shooting
A Conway man pleaded guilty to an assault charge in connection with a shooting last year and was sentenced to three years on probation, according to court records.
Franciosx Edrique Shepard, 22, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery before Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman and was sentenced to five years in prison, but that sentence was suspended to time served, according to court records. Shepard was ordered to complete three years on probation and pay court costs.
Two women to face prostitution charges
Myrtle Beach police said two women separately were charged Wednesday with prostitution.
Brandina Kerene Grass, 28, of Myrtle Beach was charged with second-offense prostitution and resisting arrest about 9 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Second Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, according to an arrest report.
Arrested in a separate incident, was Lauren Jennifer Downs, 29, of Myrtle Beach. She is charged with second-offense prostitution.
Police investigate store robbery
An armed man, who partially covered his face with a gray turtleneck shirt he wore, robbed a Myrtle Beach convenience store early Thursday, according to a police report.
Officers were called at 12:50 a.m. Thursday to the Kangaroo Express at 1405 S. Kings Highway for an armed robbery, police said.
A 46-year-old employee told police that man came into the store with the shirt pulled up over his face, pointed a gun and demanded money, according to the report. The employee said he gave the man money from the cash register and the robber left the store.
Detectives responded and are investigating the incident.
Couple indicted in Veterans Affairs fraud
An Aynor couple was indicted Thursday for defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs, said United States Attorney Bill Nettles.
Steven Mickey Bunker and Diane Bunker, both 46, were charged in a one-count indictment with converting more than $100,000 belonging to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from May 2010 and Dec. 2012.
Each could face 10 years imprisonment.
Student charged with threatening coach
A Carolina Forest student accused of making threatening remarks towards the wrestling coach and the school last weekend has been charged, according to an arrest warrant.
Tyrell Aaron Brown, 17, of Myrtle Beach, is charged with disturbing schools. Police said he made threats toward the coach after being removed from the wrestling team.
Woman pleads guilty in counterfeiting
A Conway woman plead guilty Thursday on charges for making counterfeit money, said U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.
Kamesha Daniele Dolly, 28, plead guilty to conspiracy to make, possess and pass counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes. She has not been sentenced yet.
Dolly faces up to a $250,000 fine and/or five years imprisonment, plus a special assessment of $100.
Two face drug charges
The Brunswick County Sheriff’s office Vice Narcotics Unit arrested two people Wednesday for possession of opium and heroin in the Southport, N.C. area.
Todd Ussery, 45, of Southport, is charged with conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule III controlled substance and trafficking in opium or heroin. He is being held on $200,000 bail, said Del Routh spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
Christina Ann Mintz, 35, of Southport, is charged with possession with intent the manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule III substance and two counts of trafficking in opium or heroin. She is being held on $400,000 bail.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
Possum Trot Road to be closed
Possum Trot Road at U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach will be closed during the day next week for utility work.
The intersection will be closed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 14 and 15 for water and sewer line improvements, said Pat Dowling, city spokesman.
Possum Trot road can be accessed via Sixth Avenue South and 13th Avenue South.
From staff reports