Police roundup | Teacher arrested after student reports texts



Teacher arrested after texts reported

Georgetown County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a 22-year-old teacher at Waccamaw High School in connection with inappropriate text messages sent to a student, according to a news release.

William Christopher Wall, 22, of 170 Carnell Loop in Georgetown, turned himself in to investigators on Nov. 6 at the sheriff’s office. He faces one count of unlawful use of a telephone.

The investigation began Oct. 29 when the female student notified the principal that she and a teacher were communicating via text. The school resource officer notified investigators and an arrest warrant was issued for Wall.


Man pleads guilty to indecent exposure

An N.C. man was sentenced to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to being nude on the beach in Myrtle Beach, according to court records.

Rashaun Markel White, 21, of Lillington, N.C., pleaded guilty to indecent exposure and Circuit Court Judge Edward Cottingham sentenced him to a year in prison, which was suspended to time served, according to court records.

White had been jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center since July 7 on two counts of indecent exposure, first-offense trespassing and breach of peace, according to jail records.


Police charge man in burglaries

Detectives with the Horry County Police Department’s Property Crimes Section have linked a Mount Pleasant man to 12 separate burglaries in the Garden City section of Horry County, according to a police news release.

Allen Loring Atkins Jr., 38, was charged with 12 counts of burglary second degree, the report said. He was being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.


Trash fire spreads at speedway

A fire damaged four vehicles at the Myrtle Beach Speedway on Thursday, according to Leslie Yancey with Horry County Fire Rescue.

The blaze began as a trash fire around 3 p.m. but got out of control and spread to the vehicles, she said. Firefighters responding to the blaze were able to get it under control.

When reached Thursday night, Yancey had no more information on the amount of damage the fire caused.



Frost advisory in effect across area

A frost advisory is in effect for Friday morning for portions of Georgetown, Horry and Brunswick, N.C., counties, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.

The frost advisory is in effect from 3 to 9 a.m. Friday because forecasters predict the temperatures will be in the mid-30s, according to forecasters. The frost is expected to develop after midnight and persist for an hour or two after sunrise.

From staff reports