MYRTLE BEACH — Myrtle Beach police charged a 25-year-old man in connection with a waitress being choked while inside a club at Broadway at the Beach, according to a police report.
Charles Maxwell Erick Collins, 25, who is homeless, was charged with third-degree assault and battery after officers were called just before 2 a.m. Thursday to 1304 Celebrity Circle for an assault, police said.
Officers learned security guards approached Collins on the dance floor to ask him to leave the Senior Frogs, according to the report. Collins had been disorderly and he refused, so the guard started to physically remove him from the club.
The guard said Collins grabbed a 22-year-old woman selling drinks and began to choke her, according to the report. The guards pulled his hand from the victim’s neck and then escorted Collins out of the club.
The victim said she was near the stage selling drinks when a man reached out and grabbed her by the neck and refused to let her go, according to the report. Officers watched video surveillance and confirmed what happened and then took Collins to the Myrtle Beach Jail.
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