Police roundup | Three juveniles charged after fight at Carver’s Bay high



Three juveniles charged after fight

Three girls were charged and one was taken to a hospital following two separate fights Wednesday morning at Carvers Bay High School, according to Georgetown County Sheriff deputies.

Deputies were called to the separate incidents at the high school about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Carrier Cuthbertson, public information officer for the sheriff’s office. Both fights involved girls.

The three juveniles each were charged with disorderly conduct, One also was charged with resisting arrest, while another also was charged with assault and battery, Cuthbertson said.

One of the girls was taken to a local hospital, but details about her injuries or condition were not immediately available.


Former timeshares seller charged

A former Horry County resident and timeshare saleswoman was charged with four counts of tax evasion stemming from tax years of 2007 through 2010, according to S.C. Department of Revenue authorities.

Rebekah Jean Morgan, 33, of New Orleans, La., was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday and charged with four counts of tax evasion of a tax or property assessment or payment, according to jail records. Morgan was released on $4,000 bail at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Morgan’s name was spelled Rebekah by jail officials, but revenue authorities spelled it Rebecca.

According to a release from the Department of Revenue, Morgan failed to file state income tax returns from 2007 to 2010, even though her gross income exceeded that of the minimum filing requirements.


Man robbed making night bank deposit

A man was robbed at gunpoint of a bank bag when he went to a Myrtle Beach bank branch to make the nightly deposit after closing a local business, according to a police report.

The victim, a 55-year-old man, told officers that at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday he went to a Wells Fargo branch located at 2110 N. Oak St., to make a deposit of two bank bags, police said. The deposits were from the Dollar Tree, but the report did not show which location.

The victim said he pulled into the drive-thru and got out of his vehicle at the deposit box and a man walked up, put a handgun to his head and demanded the money, according to the report. The victim said he was able to push the suspect back, but the suspect grabbed one of the bank bags and ran into a nearby wooded area.

A woman, who followed the victim to the bank to help with the deposits, told police she pulled up behind the victim and after he got out of the car she saw the suspect walk up to him, according to the report. The witness said she saw the suspect point a gun at the victim.

The witness said she blew her car horn, but the suspect grabbed one of the bank bags from the victim and then ran away, according to the report. Detectives are investigating the incident.


Man beaten, robbed while walking home

A 19-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he was beaten and robbed by two men as he walked home along Osceola Street, according to a police report.

The victim told officers that about 6 p.m. Tuesday he was walking home from the convenience store on Mr. Joe White Avenue when two men started to follow him, police said.

The victim said he was hit in the back of the head and the men kicked him repeatedly while he was on the ground, according to the report. The victim said the suspects took his cell phone, valued at $300, another cell phone valued at $100, his wallet, valued at $20, and his identification.

Police are investigating the incident.


Assault suspect faces additional charge

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the assault of a security guard at a club in Georgetown County in July.

Maurice Thomas McCallum, 29, of Green Sea is charged with attempted murder and is being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center. Bail has not been set.

On July 15, deputies were called to the 701 Club on North Fraser Street where a female security guard was assaulted with a pool stick when she tried to break up a fight, according to a Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office report.

An employee with the club said two men that nobody seemed to know fled headed towards Conway after the woman was hit.

The woman suffered serious head injuries, was unresponsive to deputies and emergency medical personnel and couldn’t give them her name. She was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment.



Bar near school campus closes

A bar near Coastal Carolina University has closed.

Might As Well Bar and Grill, on S.C. 544 at the corner of Cox Ferry Road, has voluntarily closed following discussions with university officials, the 15th Circuit Solicitors office and bar management, said Martha Hunn, spokeswoman for the school.

CCU approached the solicitor’s office in September to discuss pursuing a nuisance action against the club after a history of alcohol violations and the proximity to campus, Hunn said.

No formal legal action was taken, and the club decided to close.

From staff reports