Police roundup | Myrtle Beach police charge Andrews man with trying to take money from 73-year-old

January 11, 2013 

Police

MYRTLE BEACH

Man accused of trying to take money

An Andrews man is accused of with trying to take a 73-year-old man’s money from him at a bar, according to a police report.

Byron Raheem Coles, 20, of Andrews was charged with petty larceny after the incident at 3:45 p.m. Thursday inside Beach House Bar and Grill, police said.

The victim told police he was sitting at the bar and had $16 cash on the bar in front of him when Coles reached over and grabbed the money, according to the report. The victim struggled with Coles and they fought before the victim took his money back.

The victim identified Coles and told police he did not know him, according to the report. Coles told police he tried to take the money.

MYRTLE BEACH

Firefighters help with escape plans

Myrtle Beach fire officials can help area residents plan their escape in case of a fire, said Lt. Christian Sliker, public information officer.

“Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds,” Sliker said. “Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning - a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced.”

In 2012, there were 69 people killed during fires in the state, Sliker said. Having an escape plan in case of a fire can help residents get out of their burning home.

For help in designing an escape plan, call the City of Myrtle Beach Fire Department Public Education Division 918-1221.

MYRTLE BEACH

Man reports assault, robbery attempt

A 47-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he was attacked by two men while walking home early Thursday from a grocery store, according to a police report.

The victim told officers he was walking from Food Lion at 1430 S. Kings Highway and was near 13th Avenue South and Beaver Road when he saw two men walking toward him at 8 a.m. Thursday, police said.

The victim said as the men started to walk by, they grabbed him and one man held him while the other man punched and kicked him repeatedly, according to the report. The victim said the robbers demanded his money, but his pants didn’t have pockets so the victim had hidden his money in his waistband.

The victim said once the robbers realized he didn’t have pockets they ran away, according to the report. The victim told police he had been drinking and asked about retaliation if he saw the suspects again. Officers advised him not to attack the men, if the victim saw them again and to call police.

HORRY COUNTY

Man accused of hiding marijuana in hair

A Conway man who was found with marijuana inside J. Reuben Long Detention Center in April was found guilty by a jury Wednesday, said Brad Richardson, senior assistant solicitor for the 15th Judicial Circuit.

Brandon Javon Parker, 28, was charged with possession of contraband in a jail or prison when deputies found marijuana concealed in his hair on April 11 when another inmate said he had drugs.

Judge Edward B. Cottingham sentenced Parker to five years imprisonment, to be served in the State Department of Corrections.

HORRY COUNTY

Longs man sentenced forburglary

A Longs man was found guilty for a burglary in Horry County that occurred last July, said Brad Richardson, senior assistant solicitor with the 15th Judicial Circuit.

Robert Dewayne Livingston, 33, was arrested on Aug. 3, 2012 and charged with second degree burglary.

Several witnesses testified in Livingston’s trial Tuesday and before a jury found him guilty.

He was sentenced to seven years imprisonment to be served in the State Department of Corrections by Judge Edward B. Cottingham.

HORRY COUNTY

N.C. man tried to sell goods he stole

A North Carolina man was found guilty by an Horry County jury this week for trying to sell stolen goods, said Brad Richardson, senior assistant solicitor with the 15th Judicial Circuit.

Marquis Evans, 36, of Fuquay, N.C. was charged with receiving stolen goods.

He was sentenced to three years imprisonment to be served in the State Department of Corrections by Judge Edward B. Cottingham on Thursday.

A welding supply store in North Carolina was burglarized and about $13,000 in equipment had been stolen. Police later found Evans had listed some of the items for sale on Craig’s List in Myrtle Beach in July. He also put the items on Craig’s List in Virginia.

Horry County police set up an undercover sting and arrested Evans when he brought the merchandise to Conway to sell it on July 13.

ANDREWS

Suspicious noise leads to burglar’s arrest

A caretaker at Andrews Wire heard a suspicious noise inside the building and call police leading to the arrest of a man and woman, said Carrie Cuthbertson, spokeswoman for the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office.

Deputies responded about 2:30 p.m. Friday and found a man inside the building, at 184 Wire Drive outside Andrews city limits, and a woman trying to flee in a vehicle.

James Matthew Chavis, 31, of Georgetown and Charlene Denise Ard, 25, of Andrews are charged with third degree burglary and possessing burglary tools.

From staff reports

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