January 29, 2013

Police roundup | Three arrested following vehicle chase

Three Georgetown men were taken into custody early Monday following a chase that began in Charleston County and ended just inside the Georgetown County line.



Three arrested following vehicle chase

Three Georgetown men were taken into custody early Monday following a chase that began in Charleston County and ended just inside the Georgetown County line.

Lamont Orange Deas, 34, Brandon Priest, 29, and Adrian Marcus Robinson, 21, were all turned over to the Mt. Pleasant Police Department to face charges that stemmed from the theft of two motorcycles, according to a press release.

At 4 a.m. Monday, Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office deputies were asked by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department to assist in a vehicle pursuit.

Charleston County deputies were chasing a van heading northbound on U.S. 17 that held the stolen motorcycles, the release stated.

Just inside the Georgetown County line, between North Santee River and South Santee River, deputies deployed stop sticks that punctured the van’s right front tire upon contact.

The three men got out of the van and ran into the woods.

Pursuing deputies were able to catch and arrest them without incident.


Man accused of stealing toboggan

A Myrtle Beach man wound up behind bars Monday night after walking into a local Kmart while allegedly intoxicated and stole a toboggan.

Johnnie Lee Davis, 61, of Myrtle Beach, was charged with shoplifting, trespassing and public intoxication.

Police were dispatched to the Kmart at 1403 N. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach, and found Davis near the front of the store.

The suspect was unsteady on his feet and smelled strongly of alcohol, according to the police incident report.

The store’s loss prevention officer arrived and said Davis had a stolen toboggan in his right jacket pocket. Officers could reportedly see a partially hidden toboggan, valued at $6.99, in the pocket, the report stated.

Davis reportedly handed the toboggan back to the store employee and said he took it because he was cold.

The suspect had been previously trespassed from Kmart.


Morning crash injures two

A vehicle crashed into a tractor trailer early Tuesday morning on the eastbound S.C. 22 ramp in Horry County, sending both drivers to area hospitals, said South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins.

Collins said the crash happened between S.C. 319 and U.S. 701, on the U.S. 501 end.

The vehicle was trying to travel west when it got on the wrong ramp and ended up on the eastbound side, putting it in the path of the eastbound tractor trailer, he said.

According to the highway patrol’s website, the crash happened just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Collins said it was very foggy when the crash occurred.

The condition of the two driver’s was not known late Tuesday.



Charity needs help restocking pantry

The North Strand Helping Hand is asking for help.

A United Way partner in the North Myrtle Beach area provides emergency aid to individuals and families living in the North Strand, primarily giving emergency food, clothing and financial assistance for basic needs, said executive director Peter Casamento.

Helping Hand needs to restock the pantry.

Items needed are pasta, rice, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, and spaghetti sauce.

Donations can be dropped off at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, or the North Strand Helping Hand located at 2501 Long Bay Road.

For more information, visit http://northstrandhelpinghand.org.


Free legal clinics offered

The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring two free legal clinics in Horry County.

On Feb. 11 attorney Kathryn Cook DeAngelo will speak about wills, estates and probate.

The clinic runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Forest library branch at 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard.

On Feb. 19, end of life issues are the topic, again with DeAngelo speaking.

Questions about health care power of attorney, living wills, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, funeral planning and cremation will all be answered. That clinic runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Surfside Beach library branch at 410 Surfside Drive.

For more information, contact the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program at (803) 799-6653, extension 158.


Group to honor women in military

The local chapter of the Rolling Thunder will honor women in the military in April.

The group is holding a ceremony at the Grand Strand Senior Center in Myrtle Beach on April 6 at 1 p.m. called “Salute to Women of the Military, Past and Present.”

It’s the second year the event has been held and is meant to recognize women who have served in the military.

Registration by March 15 is required by calling 910-579-3668.

From staff reports

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