Fight breaks out in street as Myrtle Beach police officer conducts traffic stop

bdickerson@thesunnews.comJanuary 15, 2013 

MYRTLE BEACH Police arrested three people late Monday afternoon after a fight broke out at the intersection of South Ocean Boulevard and 15th Avenue South, near where a Myrtle Beach police officer was conducting a traffic stop.

According to a Myrtle Beach police incident report, the fight started around 3:15 p.m. after a car stopped on 15th Avenue South and a woman yelled to the officer, “Help me. They’re chasing me.”

The officer told the woman to stay where she was and he’d be with her after he finished the traffic stop. Then, another vehicle pulled up and another woman jumped out and knocked the first woman to the ground.

As the officer headed over to the fighting females, the second woman was on top of the first, punching her in the face, the report stated.

A man grabbed the assailant and tried pulling her off the victim, but punches were continuously thrown, police said.

The officer told the woman to stop hitting the victim or she was going to be shot with a Taser.

The fighting stopped and the officer handcuffed the suspect woman. As this was happening, a second man began arguing with the person who came in to break up the fight.

Other officers arrived and secured the two men. All were transported to the Myrtle Beach Jail.

Erica R. Rogers, 29, of Murrells Inlet, was charged with third-degree assault and battery and disorderly conduct; David Andrew Rogers, 47, of Murrells Inlet; was charged with disorderly conduct; and Anthony Mark Golinski, 27, of Myrtle Beach, was charged disorderly conduct.

As David Rogers was being booked, marijuana was found in his pocket. He was additionally charged with simple possession.

Myrtle Beach Police Capt. David Knipes said those involved knew each other from work, but he didn’t know their history.

Contact reporter BRAD DICKERSON at 626-0301.

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