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Wanted man hits, bites and threatens police officers during arrest

Myrtle Beach police officers were assaulted while trying to arrest a wanted man, who seemingly didn’t want to be arrested.

At about 6:44 a.m. May 8, officers responded to the 1200 block of King Street for a person with outstanding warrants.

When officers were placing Major Adam Bellamy (name, not military title), 61, under arrest, he allegedly became confrontational and verbally abusive to the four officers, as wanted men are known to do.

Bellamy allegedly kicked one officer in the chest, kicked another in the stomach and hip, the third officer was kicked in the knee and the fourth officer was bitten inside his left bicep.

According to the police report, the bite was deep enough that Bellamy’s teeth marks were visible on the officer’s skin.

The officers then escorted the suspect out of his home to wait on EMS to arrive.

While sitting on the stretcher, Bellamy continued to holler after the officers, calling all of them ‘crackers.’ According to the police report, he also stated he tried biting the officers arm off and next time if he had a a gun he would blow him away, which is a fantastic thing to say when in handcuffs.

Bellamy was transported to Grand Strand Hospital and then released to the Myrtle Beach Jail. In addition to his warrants, Bellamy is facing charges of resisting arrest, assault and disorderly conduct.

South Carolina inmate convicted in killing seeks sex change

Move on over Caitlyn, it’s Katheryn time.

A South Carolina inmate serving a life sentence for killing a Charleston woman in 2003 wants the state to help with a sex change. I get it, Jared Fogle has taught us all a valuable lesson about prison. Brilliant plan; I could go either way here. YES, it would probably be more convenient not to be physically attacked and brutalized every day for the rest of your life, but on the other hand, you’re living in close quarters with like, a thousand women. Forever.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that 44-year-old Edmonds Tennent Brown IV, aka Katheryn Brown, has asked the corrections department to help her transition from a man to a woman. #CallMeKatheryn.

The agency has rejected the request, because obviously.

Brown pleaded guilty in the strangulation of a 53-year-old teacher Mary Lynn Witherspoon.

State law prohibits the use of state funds for gender changing operations, but pretty much anything else you want to use state funds for with the exception of education and health care, go for it.

State law prohibits the use of state funds for gender changing operations, but pretty much anything else you want to use state funds for with the exception of education and health care, go for it. The department does provide hormonal therapy if the inmate was using the drugs when sent to prison. See?

Brown says she was using hormonal therapy before the crime. The corrections department would not comment on Brown’s request.

Police say man helped shoplifter escape by pulling knife on mall guard

In Charleston, a man pulled a knife on a Citadel Mall security guard while helping a shoplifter escape Thursday, which is completely unfair because knife beats whistle and Segway every time.

Around 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Heather Hooper, 30, of Carriage Lane was at Belk trying to return some shorts she didn’t pay for when a security guard confronted her, according to the incident report. Brandon Travis Cain, 40, whose address was not listed, emerged as the hero, pulling a knife on the guard as the pair ran out of the store with the merchandise and fled in a white vehicle, according to police. Seems like things never get better when you flee police in a white vehicle.

Cain and Hooper were both arrested and charged with armed robbery. Cain was also charged with child endangerment. They were being held in the Charleston County jail May 6.

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.