Virginia man pleaded guilty to assault in attempted carjacking in Myrtle Beach

troot@thesunnews.comFebruary 21, 2013 

— A Virginia man was released from jail after he pleaded guilty to an assault charge following his arrest in October on an attempted carjacking charge in Myrtle Beach, according to court records.

Johnathan David Stallard, 22, of Martinsville, Va., pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and battery and was sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for time he served since his arrest on Oct. 21, according to court records. Circuit Court Judge Edward Cottingham also ordered Stallard to pay court costs.

Myrtle Beach police arrested Stallard Oct. 21, after a woman reported that a man tried to get into her car on 17th Avenue South.

The woman told police that she was in her car trying to find a garage opener in her purse when a man told her to get out of the car multiple times while he tried to get into the vehicle, according to the incident report.

The 42-year-old victim looked around to see if someone could help. She said when she looked back, Stallard had run across the street where, she heard someone laugh and say, “Sorry about that,” the report said.

She told police she saw Stallard with two other men head west on 17th Avenue South and called police.

Stallard was arrested early the next day.

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