Crime

Police responded to report of attempted sexual assault

Myrtle Beach authorities are investigating after responding to a call about an “attempted criminal sexual conduct,” according to a police report.

Officers were called about 1 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Sixth Avenue North and Maple Street where a victim, whose age was not listed, reported the incident, police said.

Crime scene officers were called and came to investigate the scene. No further details about the incident were available in the report.

Police said the investigation is ongoing, and no arrests had been made in connection with the incident as of Thursday morning.

This case is the second report involving sexual assault authorities have responded to this week.

Myrtle Beach police arrested two men on Monday after receiving a report of an assault on Sunday, according to a police report.

Timothy Byers, 19, and Zyquabious Romarie Williams, 18, both of Rock Hill, were each charged Monday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and were both released from the J. Reuben Detention Center on a $30,000 bond on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called in the case they said involved Byers and Williams about 7 a.m. Sunday to the Ocean Plaza Motel at 1005 S. Ocean Blvd. where a victim, whose age was not listed in the report, told authorities she was sexually assaulted, authorities said.

Details of the assault were not available in the report.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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