MYRTLE BEACH — The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects who are wanted in connection with suspicious activity in the Lanes Creek Community of Georgetown County, according to Carrie Cuthbertson, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.
Georgetown County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Lanes Creek Drive in Georgetown County at about 9:30 a.m. Monday to a report of two suspects approaching the residence with what appeared to be a handgun and a long gun, Cuthbertson said. When the victims confronted the suspects, they began running toward a wooded area. The victims then observed a burgundy Nissan Altima, with the two male suspects, fleeing the area in an unknown direction and dialed 911. The two suspects are described as young males, wearing white T-shirts and blue jeans or dark pants. One suspect had an orange rag on his head, and the second suspect had a black rag on his head.
Sheriff’s deputies observed a Nissan Altima while en route to the residence, and it matched the description given by the victims, Cuthbertson said. It was on Johnson Road traveling toward the McDonald area. Deputies activated their blue lights and pursued the vehicle, which failed to stop, but the deputies lost control of their patrol vehicle at the intersection of McDonald Road and Cooper Lane, and went into a ditch.
Residents in the McDonald community and surrounding areas are urged to notify the sheriff’s office if they notice anyone suspicious or notice a vehicle matching the description of the one that fled the scene. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident or who can identify the suspects is urged to call the sheriff’s office at 843-546-5101.
Anonymous tips can also be sent by using Text-A-Tip. Just dial 274637 from any text-enabled cell phone, and text the word “GCSOTIP” followed by the message. This service is for crime tips only, not for the reports of crimes in progress. For crimes in progress, call 911.
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