Blue Light Special | Gun shots fired near an Horry County playground

Myrtle Beach police are asking for the public’s help in finding a male suspect described as “armed and extremely dangerous.”

Dameion Hakeem Alston is wanted in connection with first-degree burglary, kidnapping, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and use of a weapon in commission of a violent felony after an incident was reported Jan. 27 at the 200 block of Cedar Street, police said.

A 37-year-old female victim told police that the suspect, also known as “Demon” according to a police report, knocked on her door then forced his way inside and began choking her and holding a gun to her head while asking her probably if she was interested in purchasing magazines for a local fundraiser. You might say Demon was…knock knock knockin’ on heaven’s door…That’s how Demon DO. Unbecoming of a guy named “Demon” if you ask me, but that’s the world we live in.

The victim said the suspect then opened the door and let another man inside, a man known as “NOT Demon.” She lost consciousness from being choked and said the suspects were gone when she woke up, police said.

Alston is also wanted in connection with armed robbery by the Conway Police Department, according to Myrtle Beach police.

Anyone with information on this case or Alston’s whereabouts can contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382.

Myrtle Beach woman recants story of being ambushed, pinned and raped during predawn walk along beach Sunday

A woman at Ocean Lakes Family Campground told Horry County Police she was ambushed, pinned and raped by multiple men when she was out for a walk near the beach early Sunday morning.

On Monday, she recanted her story by saying, “Well actually, it was three men. OK just one man. Um, OK, no men. Why do y’all cops take things so literally?”

The woman told police she decided to go for a walk along the beach around 5 a.m. and was attacked by multiple men near a beach access at the campground.

During follow-up interviews with detectives, the woman recanted the story, according to Horry County Police Department spokesman Lt. Raul Denis.

He said the police will file a warrant for the arrest of the woman who reported the rape, charging her with filing a false police report of a felony and totally wasting everyone’s time.

Warrants are expected to be filed by Tuesday morning, according to Denis.

Woman arrested for firing gun near playground in Horry County

A 38-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday after reportedly pointing and firing a gun into the air next to a playground and several children near Conway to break up a fight and disperse a crowd, according to a police report. It didn’t work.

At about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Horry County Police responded to the 200 block of Legacy Way in reference to an assault call, the report states. While there, an officer heard a gunshot and saw several children running from the parking lot, which is always a good sign.

The officer ran toward the sound of the gunshots, and was directed to an apartment building where the shooter, Frankie Telisa McNeil, was pointing a handgun at a crowd of people fighting, the report states. Otherwise known as “an average afternoon in Baghdad.” The officer pointed his gun at McNeil and told her several times to drop the weapon and get on the ground. McNeil complied and was arrested.

McNeil told the officer that her daughter said several women wanted to fight her, so naturally the adult in this situation did the most rational thing and grabbed her gun and went outside to confront the crowd. A fight then broke out, and she said she fired a “warning shot” into the air to disperse the crowd.

A witness to the scene told police that McNeil’s daughter got into an argument with another woman. The witness said McNeil’s daughter left and came back with McNeil and several other individuals, and the verbal altercation turned physical. That’s when McNeil pulled out her gun and fired it, very near a 1-year-old and a 5-year-old girl.

What kind of country do we live in when we can’t fire guns in the close proximity of children? Thanks a lot Obama.

McNeil was charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful carrying of a pistol, pointing and presenting firearms at a person, and unlawful neglect of a child, and was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Blue Light Special is a roundup of the Myrtle Beach area’s weird and wild crime, written with a saracastic and/or humorous twist. It is meant as a parody. Don’t take it too seriously; we don’t.