A Murrells Inlet man has been arrested in connection with a violent robbery in Myrtle Beach on Friday night that left a woman cut with a box cutter, robbed and run over in a hotel parking garage.
Randall Mcdougal Cameron, 29, of Murrells Inlet is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and armed robbery, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records. The incident happened Friday night.
On Saturday, Myrtle Beach police said on social media they were looking for a suspect in connection to the incident and released a surveillance photo of the suspect’s truck.
Cameron was taken into custody Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Police Station at 1101 N. Oak St., according to jail records.
Myrtle Beach police were called about 6:40 p.m. Friday to the Sea Mist hotel parking garage on the 1200 block of South Ocean Boulevard for a car crash involving injuries, authorities said.
A 49-year-old woman told authorities she was offered a ride by a man in a white truck while she was walking down Yaupon Drive.
The man asked her if she was a “working girl” then drove over to the Sea Mist hotel parking garage and parked his truck, according to a police report.
The suspect then pulled out a box cutter and demanded she empty her pockets. She said they got into a struggle, and she was cut with the box cutter and hit by the suspect, police said.
The victim told police the suspect took two cellphones from her and ran her over with his truck as he drove away from the scene; however, the victim declined EMS assistance for her injuries, the report states.
The victim had a cut on her hand, face and lip, police said. A box cutter and the suspect’s jacket were found in the garage, authorities said.
A witness said she heard the victim shouting during the incident and saw Cameron run over her as he left the scene, police said.
Cameron is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $55,000 bond.