Man charged after woman beaten
A Myrtle Beach man is free on $15,000 bail after Horry County police charged him in connection with a woman being punched and thrown into walls because she was talking to the man’s friend on a front porch, according to authorities.
Johnathan Squires, 28, of Myrtle Beach was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 9:10 p.m. Sunday on a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to jail records. Squires was released at 6:20 p.m. Monday on bail.
The charge stemmed from Horry County police being called at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 800 block of Hilander Drive in Garden City Beach, according to a report. Officers learned at 28-year-old woman had been assaulted and found Squires at his mother’s home.
The victim told police that Squires argued with her because she had been talking to his friend on the front porch, according to the report. The victim said Squires pulled her into the bedroom where, during the argument, he punched her in the face and slammed her against the walls.
The victim said when she was able to get away, she went to the neighbor’s home and called 911, according to the report. The victim suffered facial fractures and a broken nose.
Squires told police he argued with the woman because she was flirting and talking with his friend, according to the report. Squires said the argument turned physical. He had scratches on his neck, which were consistent with defensive wounds, police said. Squires had no prior convictions for domestic violence.
Man charged in Dec. robbery
Police on Tuesday arrested a man wanted in an early morning robbery at a gas station last month.
Claudio Michael Lane, 45, of Myrtle Beach is charged with armed robbery.
Lane is accused of going to the Gullies on the 1600 block of North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach about 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 29 taking a King Cobra Beer and an unknown amount of cash from the register.
Lane claimed to have a weapon but never showed it before he fled with the cash and beer, the report said.
Polar Plunge benefit set for Saturday
Horry County police invite area residents and visitors to take part in their annual polar plunge Saturday to benefit Special Olympics of South Carolina, Sgt. Robert Kegler said.
The annual event is being held at Springmaid Beach with proceeds going to benefit the state’s Special Olympics, Kegler said. The main plunge will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, but other events for all ages will be held throughout the day.
To participate, a plunger must raise $50.
For more information or to participate call Detective Marcus Rhodes at 915-8086.
New city administrator chosen
A new city administrator will be working in Georgetown within a month.
Chris Carter was selected to be the new city administrator, the City Council announced Tuesday.
Carter comes from Williston where he has been the town administrator for two years.
He has previously served as city manager in both North Wilksboro, N.C. and Hendersonville, N.C.
The North Carolina native is a University of North Carolina-Greensboro and Appalachian State University alumnus.
He will begin work in the city of Georgetown on Feb. 7.
Georgetown’s previous administrator Chris Eldgridge left last year to become the county administrator in Horry County.