Police roundup | Driver ticketed after student injured in Horry County



Driver ticketed after student injured

The driver of a car that hit a freshman at St. James High School has been ticketed, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, with highway patrol, didn’t have the speed the 18-year-old driver was traveling at, but said the charge was “too fast for conditions.”

The charge is related to a crash Oct. 25 on S.C. 707 at Vestry Road.Police said Marissa Reed, 16, was walking on the shoulder of the road when she was hit.

According to the girl’s father Rick Reed, on a Facebook page he created to update family and friends, there will be a benefit for Marissa Reed on Nov. 24 at the Wild Horse Bar, formerly the Beach Monkey. The bar is across the street from St. James High School.

The benefit is from 1 to 6 p.m. and includes a raffles and a silent auction. Proceeds will help the family cover medical bills.

Marissa Reed sustained severe injuries to her spine following the crash and is still recovering.


Girls charged after middle school fight

Two juvenile girls were charged after fighting in a

classroom at Myrtle Beach Middle School Monday,

according to a police report.

When an officer arrived at the portable classroom

outside the school just after 1 p.m., he could still hear

yelling in the classroom though the girls were separat−

ed, according to the report.

The girls, ages 13 and 14, were charged with dis−

turbing schools and were released to their mothers.


Man takes car, leaves woman with bill

Myrtle Beach police are investigating a report of a

woman being taken to dinner by a man, who then left

her with the food bill and stole her vehicle, according to

a police report.

Officers were called at 7:30 p.m. Sunday to Damon’s

at 2985 S. Ocean Blvd., for a 42-year-old woman’s vehi−

cle being stolen, police said.

The victim told officers she met a man at 2:30 a.m.

Sunday at The Penthouse Club and he was a mutual

friend of her brother, according to the report. The woman said the man was very intoxicated so she allowed him to spend the night at her home and he of−

fered to take her to dinner that evening.

The couple went to Damon’s and ate, but when the

bill was due the man told the victim he left his wallet in

her car and took the keys to get it, according to the

report. But the Instead, the woman said the man stole her car and

left her with a $56.83 bill, which she was not prepared

to pay.

Officers looked for the red 2001 Toyota Celica, but

did not find it, according to the report. Detectives are investigating the incident.

From staff reports