HORRY COUNTY — Horry County police charged a Myrtle Beach man in connection with a 9-year-old boy reporting he was beaten by the man, according to a police report.
Patrick W. Mayfield, 31, of Myrtle Beach was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday on a charge of cruelty to children, according to jail records. Mayfield was released at 6:21 p.m. on $1,000 bail.
In the police report, a 48-year-old woman notified police on Oct. 14 that the boy said Mayfield was upset with him and beat him between Oct. 11 and Oct. 14. Officers saw photos of the child’s backside that showed large bruises, swelling and redness.
Officers sent the information to detectives to investigate and told the woman to contact the state Department of Social Services, according to the report. No other details were listed.
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