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MBPD: Couple arrested following domestic assault, drugs found

Megan Ruth Durgan
Megan Ruth Durgan

Myrtle Beach police arrested both a man and woman in connection with domestic violence after getting conflicting stories about an incident and found drugs at the scene, authorities said.

Brandon Audrey Raymond, 26, of Myrtle Beach, was charged with third-degree domestic violence and possession of a controlled substance, according to jail records.

Megan Ruth Durgan, 31, was also charged with third-degree domestic violence, police said.

Officers were called about 1 a.m. Friday to an apartment building on the 500 block of 28th Avenue North where they first met with Durgan.

Durgan told police the fight started when she threw a pack of cigarettes at Raymond and ended with him throwing her into a coffee table, then onto a couch and being struck in the head as the couple fought about Raymond moving out, authorities said.

Police said they spoke with Raymond next who told them that Durgan immediately started arguing with him about moving out when he came in from work. He said she threw cigarettes all over the room.

Raymond said he was kneeling down when she grabbed his shirt. He said when she did, he turned around and she fell into the couch. Raymond said he never touched Durgan.

Raymond also told police Durgan bit his hand, but police said he could not say when or how that occurred during the incident, though they said he did have a bite mark on his hand.

Authorities said both Raymond and Durgan had minor injuries, and they could not tell who was mainly responsible, so both were arrested and charged, according to the police report.

Police said they found pills that looked like the prescription pain drug Oxycotion and also found the prescription drug Clonazepam in his possession.

Raymond told police he found the pills at work that day and brought them home where he planned to find out what they were, according to the report.

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

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