A 7-year-old Horry County girl was taken to Waccamaw Community Hospital Saturday evening by her 42-year-old caregiver who said she no longer wanted to take care of the child.
The woman said the girl’s parents were arrested three years ago and she has been taking care of the girl and her sibling while their parents have been incarcerated.
On Saturday, the 7-year-old reportedly went into a rage and was throwing glasses and was vandalizing her room. The woman said she is afraid of the child.
According to the report, the child has been diagnosed with ADHD and post traumatic stress disorder.
That diagnosis was made when she set herself on fire in July.
The caregiver said because of all the issues, she can no longer take care of the girl.
A DSS representative was called and the child was placed in their custody.
Love kept man from prosecuting
A 60-year-old Murrells Inlet man says it was his feelings for a woman he thinks stole from him that caused him to wait until this month to report the theft.
The Murrells Inlet Road man said he has been “having relations” with the 38-year-old and discovered some of his tools were missing.
He said the woman has taken tools previously and has pawned them, so he checked at Dick’s Pawn Shop and found they did indeed have the tools.
The man told a deputy he waited so long to file a complaint “because he still has feelings for [the woman] and was unsure if he wanted to pursue criminal charges,” the report states, but has decided to sign a warrant.
Medical workers threatened
EMS was sent to a home in Sampit at about 4 a.m. Sept. 20 because of a 38-year-old man with an “altered mental status.”
The medical workers had to call deputies to the scene when the man “became irate and got a knife.”
An EMS worker told an officer, they were originally called to the home because the man was having seizures.
They said he was locked in his room at first and they waited outside since he was refusing treatment. Other adults in the house said he had taken a “large quantity” of his seizure medicine.
By the time deputies arrived, the man was in the woods and his family said he would run when he saw them.
He did run briefly but then complied with orders to kneel on the ground.
He was then transported to the hospital for evaluation.
Snooze you lose
A woman from the Graves Station Community says her car was stolen from her yard while she was taking a nap at about 3 p.m. Friday.
She said the keys had been left on the dashboard of the car.
Central Dispatch relayed a description of the vehicle to law enforcement agencies. A Highway Patrol officer spotted the car in Browns Ferry and a traffic stop was made.
Two males ran from the car and were not located.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper
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