Myrtle Beach’s kookiest crimes

For Weekly SurgeJanuary 15, 2014 

Mr. Viers Goes To Washing ... er ... Jail

The chickens have come home to roost for former South Carolina state representative Thad Viers, who pleaded guilty on Jan. 8 to a second-degree harassment charge stemming from unwanted contact with an old flame.

Viers was arrested in January 2012 after police said he called, texted, e-mailed and showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s home months after they broke up and didn’t stop after police contacted him.

We don’t know if any of these home drop-bys included a boom box lifted over his head and Peter Gabriel music, but it’s possible.

What we do know is his arrest led to his resignation from the South Carolina legislature, his abandoning a bid for the 7th Congressional District seat and the suspension of his law license.

Viers initially said he wouldn’t resign his state House seat after the arrest, calling the accusations a "politically motivated matter over a few love letters."

Now, he’ll be taking some time to think about those letters in the big house. Viers will serve 60 days in jail, albeit on weekends only, starting Jan. 31.

We’re going to assume cell phones won’t be allowed on his person while in the clink.

Saturday Night Fever

Maybe it’s just us, but cocaine and discos seemed to go hand-in-hand back in the ‘70s.

So, with that stereotype in place, it doesn’t seem wise to deal the white powder out of one.

On Jan. 9, the Drug Enforcement Unit of Georgetown County and Georgetown County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Malcolm Myers and Willie Porcher on charges of trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana, according to a press release.

The two were arrested at the 3 Door Disco in the Plantersville community following residents’ complaints of drug activity

happening at that location, the release stated.

Both men were taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center. Boogie shoes were not allowed.

This Could Have Ended Better

Someone tried to usher in the new year with a bang, and ended up a bit of a mess.

In a bit of ménage a trois’ that apparently didn’t go so well, two Myrtle Beach residents - one male, one female - were both arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence shortly after midnight on Jan. 1.

According to a Myrtle Beach police report, the man went to a friend’s office a bit tipsy and with several bloody scratches on his face. He told the friend that his ex-girlfriend “freaked out” on him during a “three way” with her roommate.

Insert your cliché here.

The ex-girlfriend reportedly then started breaking his fishing poles as he tried to leave. He then tried to calm her down, and that’s when the face scratching took place, the report stated.

When police talked to the woman, she said her former flame began to “flip out” and slapped her in the face and hit her several times in the head, according to the report.

Say it with us – ain’t love grand.

Wonder How Good His Trick Shot Is?

This next incident brings to mind Minnesota Fats, only because pool is involved.

An area woman required medical attention on Jan. 1 after a disagreement between two men over a game of pool turned ugly.

According to a Myrtle Beach police report, the incident happened at Jimmigan’s Pub. A man told authorities he was shooting pool when another man said he wanted to play against him for money. The first person declined the offer, which didn’t sit too well with the wannabe pool shark.

The “Fast Eddie Felson” impersonator tried to fight the man, and the two got into a shoving match. One of the men was pushed into a woman, who was knocked to ground and hit her head, the report stated.

The victim required stitches, but fortunately, no other medical issues were reported.

Now we’re left to wonder if the two men might one day duke it out, “Color of Money” style. End of Paul Newman references.

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