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Assault suspect found stabbed in tub

A Conway man accused of beating his girlfriend was found hiding behind the shower curtain in the woman’s home off S.C. 90, according to Horry County police.

Herschel Greene, 32, is charged with four counts of criminal domestic violence, two counts of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, resisting arrest, stalking, driving under suspension and failure to stop for a blue light according to jail records.

He was being held Wednesday at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Greene went to his girlfriend’s house Tuesday night about 10 p.m. and pushed his way into the home once she opened the door, police said. He took her phone and refused to leave when she told him to, then he started to push her around the house, police said.

The woman, 49, ran into the kitchen and Greene followed, continuing to yell and push her when she stabbed him in the neck with a steak knife.

She called police, and told dispatchers that Greene was “bleeding badly and that she was not going to allow him to beat her anymore,” the report said.

Greene had several outstanding warrants for criminal domestic violence charges. He was taken to Seacoast Medical Center for treatment of the stab wound then transported to J. Reuben Long Detention Center.


Burglary, armed robbery on same street

No suspects have been identified in a pair of incidents on the same street in a Longs neighborhood.

First on Nov. 12, police were called for a burglary and assault at a home on the 900 block of Foxtail Drive where a couple had just returned home. A man was locking the car in the garage when another man tapped on his shoulder and told him to be quiet, police said.

Police said the victim turned around to find three men wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, and one pointed a silver handgun at him. He was able to get inside the garage door and yelled at his wife, who had already gone inside, to grab his gun and call police.

Officers weren’t able to find any suspects in the area.

Then on Nov. 24, on the 700 block of Foxtail Drive, a man, who also had just returned to the home with his wife, was going to his car when three men confronted him. Police said the men were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and one shoved a handgun in his face while another tried to steal his wallet. The victim grabbed at one of the suspects when the third struck him with a handgun breaking his glasses, police said.

The men fled, and have not been found.


Conway man charged in 2009 murder

A Conway man was brought to the Myrtle Beach Jail Wednesday to face charges in a 2009 murder.

Lorenzo Juquel Herion, 21, is now charged with murder and armed robbery in the shooting death of Antonio Grate of Pawleys Island.

Grate suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest during a 2009 home invasion at the Carolina Breeze Apartments on Cedar Street.

During an interview with police for an unrelated incident in 2011, he told officers about Grate’s death according to an affidavit. He admitted to being in the home when Grate died and identified the three other men also charged in the slaying.

Also charged with murder and armed robbery are Alex Antwain Graham, Antoine Days, and Christopher McDonald all of Conway.

Herion has been jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center since Oct. 7, 2010 on a myriad of charges including six counts of armed robbery, four counts of first degree burglary, two counts of murder, resisting arrest, six counts of kidnapping, car jacking, two counts of criminal conspiracy, unlawful use of the telephone, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a weapon during a violent crime if also sentenced to life without parole or death, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime if not sentenced to life without parole or death, three counts of failure to appear, failure to stop for a blue light and three counts of failure to appear for a county or municipal ordinance summons.



Christmas Celebration happens Thursday

Downtown Conway’s annual Rivertown Christmas Celebration is being held each Thursday from 6-8 p.m. through Dec. 20, and downtown shops are staying open until 8 p.m. for holiday shoppers.

Living Window displays will be on view Dec. 13 from 6-8 p.m., featuring friends, family and neighbors of Conway merchants who have been recruited as actors to create interactive shop windows. A Living Window map is available at the event or in advance on Conway Downtown Alive’s Facebook page.

There also will be a Conway Canine Christmas Costume Contest on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. on Third Avenue, and Santa will be on hand Thursday nights through Dec. 13 at Black Water Market from 6-8 p.m. A horse-drawn carriage will give rides from the corner of Laurel Street and Fourth Avenue on Dec. 6 and 13.

For more information, contact Conway Downtown Alive at 843-248-6260 or conwayalive.com.


Bank has first profitable quarter

A Myrtle Beach-based bank logged its first quarterly profit since opening about three years ago and plans to open its second Grand Strand location in Garden City Beach next month.

Coastal Carolina National Bank, which opened in June 2009 on Oak Street in Myrtle Beach, had net income of $117,749, or 5 cents a share, during the three-month period that ended Sept. 30, the bank said Wednesday. That income is a 385 percent improvement from the same period in 2011, the bank said.

From staff reports