‘Myrtle Manor’ cast member says he was trying to break up fight when arrested

mprabhu@thesunnews.com or troot@thesunnews.comOctober 6, 2013 

Taylor Jonathan Burt

— A “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” cast member is facing charges of fighting after an incident early Sunday at Broadway at the Beach.

Taylor Jonathan Burt, 28, was charged with disorderly conduct fighting/force company on another, according to online arrest records.

In addition to Burt, Myrtle Beach police charged three other men in connection with the incident that was reported at 1:30 a.m. Sunday following a dance contest involving a 29-year-old woman’s skirt being lifted by one of the men, according to a police report.

Burt was charged April 27 with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under age 16. According to police, a 15-year-old girl and her mother told police April 26 that the girl had sexual relations with Burt. According to online records, that case is pending.

It is unclear if Burt is part of the second season of the “docu-drama” that airs on TLC. Burt’s trailer appeared to be vacant in August. When contacted in August, Burt said he still was affiliated with the show.

Shannon Martin, spokeswoman for TLC, said she couldn’t release any information about the progress of the show.

Cast members are in the middle of filming the second season on the “Myrtle Manor” set – which is tucked at the back of Patrick’s Mobile Home Park on Highway 15 – and around the Grand Strand.

Speaking with Myrtle Beach City Council members last month, members of the Patrick family said not all cast members returned for the second season.

“It’s just like a neighborhood,” said Dana Painter, daughter of owner Cecil Patrick and a cast member on the show. “People move in, people move out.”

The second season of the show is expected to air next spring.

In Sunday’s incident, police charged Shane Andrew Parra, 25, of Myrtle Beach, Tiequan Charles Southerland, 24, of Ashburn, Va., and Davon Cortez Silvera, 21, of Landover, Md., with third-degree assault and battery, according to reports.

Officers were at Broadway at the Beach for an unrelated call when they saw a large fight, according to the report. Officers got the situation under control and spoke to the 29-year-old woman, who said she was dancing on stage for the contest when Parra lifted her skirt.

Parra told police he touched the victim’s skirt, but did not lift it, according to the report. Parra said Southerland walked up to him and asked why he lifted the victim’s skirt.

Southerland is a cousin of the victim.

Parra told police he walked away to avoid a confrontation, but Southerland punched him in the face, according to the report. Southerland told police he saw Parra lift the victim’s skirt and confronted him about it. Southerland said he was upset and he punched Parra in the face.

Police reviewed the video surveillance footage and saw Silvera also punched Parra, according to the report. Silvera told police he did punched Parra.

While police were talking to Silvera they saw another fight and learned from a security guard that Burt tried to hit a person in the crowd, according to the report. The guard detained Burt, who told police he did not try to hit anyone, but was instead trying to break up a fight.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_MPrabhu.

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