Police Blotter: Woman attacks, robs handicapped man
A 40-year-old Kent Road woman was arrested after an altercation she allegedly had with a handicapped man June 3.
When deputies arrived at the home in the 100 block of Kent Road, they saw the man was bleeding from his ear and hand.
He said the woman attacked him by punching him in the head then stole his cell phone and $180.
He said she got the cash by prying his wallet from his back pocket and the phone was taken from his shirt pocket.
When the man went to a neighbor’s house to call 911, the woman returned his phone but not the money.
The woman said she gave the man $1 back because she claims that is all she took. She also said she had permission to use his phone.
She was charged with strong armed robbery.
Boyfriend steals car
A woman from the 4600 block of Lomax Court in Murrells Inlet said her boyfriend stole her Ford Mustang.
She said she has been dating the 51-year-old Florence man for about six months.
She said he does not have a driver’s license and has never had permission to drive her vehicle.
She said the car was taken while she was at work.
The woman called the suspect on his phone and he admitted taking the car but said he ditched it beside a road when it broke down.
The owner said she did want to press charges.
Theft from South Waccamaw Drive
A home under construction in the 1100 block of South Waccamaw Drive in Murrells Inlet was burglarized June 2.
The owner of the construction company said all the tools and some building materials had been taken.
Because of the size of the tools taken, it’s believed a large vehicle had to be used.
Value of the tools taken is more than $3,400.
Threats from mom
A man from Boyd Road said his ex-wife called him three times in a two hour period June 1, making threats each time.
The 28-year-old reportedly said she would kill her ex over their child.
The man says he has sole custody of the child and does not want to press charges so the case was closed.
Grinder leads to arrest
A deputy was sent to the Murrells Inlet Wilco station in the 4300 block of Highway 17 Bypass June 4 because there was an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot with the motor running.
Workers said they saw the driver leave the area.
The deputy reports smelling marijuana inside the vehicle and a marijuana grinder containing residue could be seen on the floorboard.
A drivers license belonging to a 20-year-old Murrells Inlet woman was found in the car.
Also found was a bottle containing prescription pills and a small bag containing marijuana residue.
A while later the car owner returned. She said her boyfriend had been in the car with her but they got into an argument and he walked away.
The woman said she left the car running while she went after him.
She admitted the grinder was hers but said the pills did not belong to her or her boyfriend.
She was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
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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