Myrtle Beach police charge Surfside Beach man in August shooting

troot@thesunnews.comOctober 23, 2013 

Frenchman Deshawn Collins

— Myrtle Beach police charged a Surfside Beach man in connection with an August shooting, according to authorities.

Frenchman Deshawn Collins, 39, was booked Wednesday morning into the Myrtle Beach Jail on charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and discharging a firearm into a dwelling, according to jail records.

Collins is being held pending a bond hearing.

According to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, Collins was taken into custody and booked into the jail at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24 on charges of first-offense manufacture, distribution of ice, crank or crack cocaine and simple possession of marijuana. Collins has been held there on $5,620 bond.

In the Myrtle Beach incident, police were called about 2 p.m. Aug. 22 after a 24-year-old man reported he was standing on the second floor near his room at 301 12th Ave. N., when a man walking on the street pulled out a gun and shot at the victim, according to the report.

The victim said he dropped to the floor when the suspect shot at him as the suspect walked along 12th Avenue North, according to the report. The victim said the suspect ran away. Police found a bullet hole in the door of a room at the motel.

Collins pleaded guilty Feb. 15 to first-degree burglary and first-degree assault and battery in an incident that stemmed from July 26, 2010, and involved a woman in Myrtle Beach according to Horry County court records.

Circuit Court Judge Carmen T. Mullen sentenced Collins to five years on the burglary charge and 10 years on the assault charge, but suspended those sentences to two and half years of time served, according to records. The sentences were to run concurrently.

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