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Traffic violation in Myrtle Beach led to arrest of Horry County couple

Myrtle Beach police arrested a man and woman after the man driving a vehicle nearly hit a motorcycle officer, according to a police report.

James Anderson, 46, of Myrtle Beach, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, failure to yield right-of-way, first-offense driving under suspension and leaving the scene of an accident with a fixed object, police said. Cheryl L. Brown, 43, of Galivants Ferry was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

The officer wrote in his report that about 10 p.m. Sunday he was going south on Secondary Highway 15 near 17th Avenue South when a 2010 Ford Taurus pulled out in front of him and nearly hit the officer, who was driving a motorcycle, according to the report. The vehicle stopped at Patrick’s Mobile Home Park and the driver, Anderson, ran from the vehicle and left it in gear.

The officer said he ran to the vehicle and stopped it from moving and put it in gear while Brown sat in the passenger seat, according to the report. The car was reported stolen Aug. 30 from Myrtle Beach and officers later found Anderson in the rear seat of a friend’s vehicle at Harrelson Boulevard and Secondary Highway 15.