A deputy was called to Waccamaw Community Hospital June 22 after a 29-year-old Myrtle Beach woman and her newborn daughter both tested positive for cocaine.
The officer met with a Department of Social Services worker who said the newborn needed to be placed in emergency protective custody.
The woman’s other three children were also placed in protective custody because she had been admitted to the hospital the following evening and had visible injuries caused by the children’s father.
Woman fabricates abuse
A 36-year-old Murrells Inlet woman was arrested at Jackson’s Bar in the 4300 block of Highway 17 Business June 20 after her boyfriend said she makes up stories about him.
The deputies arrested the woman on an outstanding warrant after finding her at the bar.
Her boyfriend said when she gets drunk she makes up stories claiming he beats her. He said she even hits herself to make marks in an attempt to get him arrested.
After the woman was arrested she said her boyfriend hit her in the eye.
When asked which eye, she hesitated then pointed to her left one but there was no visible injury seen by the deputy.
More than half a ton stolen
A man from the 4100 block of Highmarket Street reported quite a bit of metal was stolen from his property sometime this year. He discovered the theft June 21.
He said 1000 pounds of scrap metal, 125 pounds of brass and 125 pounds of copper were taken.
He said he has heard one of his neighbors has been stealing metal and paying people to transport it to have it sold but he has no proof this is the person that stole from him.
Woman owed money, but why?
A 47-year-old woman from Winding River Drive in Murrells Inlet said she is being harassed by a 49-year-old woman from Murrells Inlet Road.
The alleged victim said the woman has been hounding her for money she says she is owed from selling her drugs. The younger woman says she used to be a drug user.
Although she says she is being harassed by the older woman, the alleged victim admits she went to that woman’s home June 21 to show her a new car she had purchased.
The reported suspect told deputies she is owed money by the woman because she had loaned her $500 to buy birthday gifts for her son.
She was advised to take the woman to court to try to recoup the money.
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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