Police Blotter: Woman charged with tax evasion
A Georgetown woman was arrested last week by the South Carolina Department of Revenue.
Ira L. Grier, 26, was charged with one count of forgery and one count of obtaining a signature or property by false pretenses, according to SCDOR spokeswoman Samantha Cheek.
Cheek, on a press release lists Grier’s address as Psalms Lane in Georgetown. However, Detention Center records indicates her address is in Jessup, Ga.
In 2012, Grier allegedly prepared and submitted a fraudulent 2011 individual income tax return along with a falsified W-2 form, Cheek states.
“The wages and taxes withheld on the W-2 were inflated from what was originally reported on her legitimate W-2 form, and as a result, Grier claimed a state tax refund of $1,446 to which she was not entitled,” Cheek reports.
If convicted of the charges, Grier could face penalties of up to 5 years in prison and/or up to $1,000 in fines.
Teens flee after “5-O”
arrives at party
While on patrol in Litchfield Country Club at about 12:20 a.m. April 20, a deputy saw several males running from Aspen Loop to Petigru Drive.
The officer then saw what appeared to be a large party taking place on Maple Drive. He saw teenagers running from out of the house into the woods while yelling “the 5-O was there,” the report states.
The deputy said he walked up to the front door but a teenage girl tried to close the door on him. The deputy reported seeing a table in the house with beer and cups.
The deputy asked the girl if any adults were present and she said “no” but when she was told arrests were possible a male adult walked from upstairs.
It appeared, the deputy noted, he had been asleep.
The man said he was not aware a party had been taking place.
When asked how he could not have known about such a large party, the man said he was sleeping.
The man was warned he could not let any of the teens leave the party without their parents.
The deputy then started looking for any of the teens who had fled. He spotted one who fled into the woods when he saw the officer. The deputy gave chase until he heard a “splash” sound. It was the teen falling into a pond.
The suspect swam to the other side of the pond and got away.
Deputies were called to Waccamaw Community Hospital April 20 because of a 26-year-old Myrtle Beach man who was causing problems.
A security guard told the deputies the man was “being disorderly and was using profanity.” The guard said he warned the man to calm down or he would have to leave.
That’s when the man reportedly got up and kicked the exit door, knocking it off its track.
The suspect then walked outside and got into a vehicle. When he saw the guard writing down his license tag number, he allegedly threatened to hurt the guard and then drove away. He was not located by deputies.
The principal at Waccamaw Middle School called for a deputy April 19 after an altercation on the campus.
The responding deputy found a 12-year-old student with a busted lip sitting on the sidewalk.
The child said he and a 13-year-old student had some words after school.
He said the teen then got out of his mother’s car and punched him in the face. The suspect and his mother then reportedly drove away.
A teacher said she witnessed the incident.
The deputy found the suspect at his house. He was charged with assault and battery and was allowed to stay with his mother. He will have to appear in court in late May.
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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