Crime

January 18, 2013

Myrtle Beach man who said someone shot at his car, arrested on assault warrant

A Myrtle Beach man called police Thursday night to say someone shot at his car, then was arrested a few hours later on a warrant charging him with assault.

A Myrtle Beach man called police Thursday night to say someone shot at his car, then was arrested a few hours later on a warrant charging him with assault.

Narada Henry Pickett, 30, was charged with third-degree assault and battery and taken to Myrtle Beach Jail.

According to a Myrtle Beach police incident report, officers went to 1305 Dennison Ave., around 5:15 p.m. Thursday in response to a report of a shooting. Pickett told police that as he turned onto Dennison Avenue, a Crown Victoria or Grand Marquis stopped in the intersection and fired four rounds at this vehicle.

Pickett said he’d had problems in the past with the suspect he believed was in the car. He said he was unable to see any of the car’s occupants, the report stated. Police found bullet holes in his car, but no suspect was arrested for the shooting.

But about two hours after the initial report, Pickett found himself under arrest on the assault warrant.

Police said that on Dec. 5, Pickett punched a woman who was walking down Dennison Avenue.

According to the incident report, Pickett and the victim had known each other for 10 years and had dated for two years. The woman was in the area on that December day when, from his front porch, the suspect yelled at her to leave the area, police said.

At that point, Pickett reportedly ran into the street, grabbed the victim by the hair and punched her in the face with his fist. He then grabbed her by the pants and when she pulled away, it caused the pants to tear, the report stated.

The woman was able to run up the block to Canal Street.

When police spoke with her, they noticed the victim had a dime-sized spot of hair missing from her head.

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