Crime

December 27, 2012

Myrtle Beach police arrest second teen in connection with June carjacking

Police charged a North Carolina teen Thursday who allegedly was one of three suspects involved in the June carjacking of a Canadian man.

Police charged a North Carolina teen Thursday who allegedly was one of three suspects involved in the June carjacking of a Canadian man.

Christopher Tewan Vereen, 18, of Whiteville, N.C., was charged with carjacking. Shaquille Oneal McArthur, also 18 of Whiteville, was charged with carjacking on Nov. 20. A third suspect has not been charged, according to online court records.

According to a Myrtle Beach police incident report, officers responded to the Jamaican Inn at The Caribbean Resort and Villas on June 28 for a reported disturbance. The officer spoke with a Canadian man, who spoke only French, and his wife who translated for him.

The victims told police that the man went to his Dodge Caravan at about 11:50 p.m. that night when he was approached by three male suspects, one who began to choke him. The man said he fell unconscious and when he woke up his keys and van were gone.

He received minor injures and was treated at the scene.

Investigation led police to file charges against Vereen.

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