A 17-year-old Loris man was charged with two counts of impersonating an Horry County police officer, after two women reported he sent them messages through a social networking site seeking sex, according to a police report.
Bradley Alonzo Bellamy Jr., 17, was arrested Friday evening on the charges, according to authorities. He was released the next day on $2,000 bail.
The charges stemmed from March 14 when a 26-year-old North Carolina woman called Horry County police to report she was being harassed by a police officer, police said. The woman said the man identified himself as an Horry County officer and had sent her unwanted messages on Facebook trying to coerce her to meet him for sex.
In the messages the man also told the woman he was being deployed with the Marines and he was a volunteer firefighter, according to the report. The woman did not want to file a report, but wanted the messages to stop.
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Later the woman learned the man had deleted his account and was talking to one of her friends using another name, according to report.
The other woman told police the man had sent her messages and asked to meet him for sexual encounter at the Loris fire station. The woman reported she heard radio and sirens in the background when she spoke to him on the telephone.
Police contacted Bellamy’s mother and she brought him to the police department where officers interviewed him. Additional details about the arrest were not listed in the report.