Myrtle Beach police charge Conway man in drug-related assault

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 9, 2013 

Derrick Darrell Adams

— Myrtle Beach police charged a Conway man in connection with a man reporting he was assaulted during a drug purchase at a Kings Highway motel, according to a police report.

The 43-year-old victim went to the Myrtle Beach Police Department about 7:15 a.m. Sunday to report he had been robbed and assaulted, police said. The victim told officers he met a man at a bar and then went to the White Sands Motel at 708 N. Kings Highway where another man punched him in the face.

The victim told police he was held against his will and forced to write checks that were cashed at Wal-Mart, according to the report. Police went to the motel room and found three people inside.

After an investigation, officers learned the victim was punched in the head, but not held against his will and forced to write checks, according to the report. Police determined the victim had been in the room using drugs and got into an argument with 28-year-old Derrick Darrell Adams about money for previous drug purchases.

Officers learned Adams, of Conway, hit the victim in the head, so they charged Adams with resisting arrest, perjury and third-degree assault and battery, according to the report. Adams was being held at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the Myrtle Beach Jail pending a bond hearing.

The victim was being treated at the scene by EMS, but got upset and left in his vehicle saying he was going to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, according to the report. The victim never went to the hospital and officers planned to seek a warrant for his arrest in connection with drug activity that occurred at the motel.

No other details were listed in the report.

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