Myrtle Beach’s kookiest crimes

For Weekly SurgeJune 3, 2014 

Is She Really Going Out With Him?

Women, huh? Can’t live with them, can’t have an argument about them without someone trying to draw down.

That’s pretty much what happened on June 1, when Myrtle Beach police arrested a man for allegedly pulling a gun on another man during an argument over a former girlfriend.

The incident happened at a bar in the 6000 block of North Kings Highway, according to the report. The victim told police he was trying to diffuse the situation and shake the alleged aggressor’s hand. The suspect apparently wasn’t having any of it, and reportedly said, “I should blow your brains out.”

He allegedly grabbed a pistol from his waistband, causing the victim to grab his hand and point the weapon toward the ground. Some witnesses were able to help in restraining the suspect, the report stated.

He was charged with attempted murder.

We didn’t get an idea from the report about what, specifically, the argument was about. Maybe over who was the better lover?

Justified

No, we’re not talking about that great show based on the writings of Elmore Leonard. But its main character and this local resident both have something in common – they were justified in taking a life.

A deadly stabbing on May 28 in the Socastee community was deemed justified following an investigation by the Horry County Police Department, according to a press release.

On that night, officers responded to a home on Maypop Circle and found a man suffering from a life-threatening injury after being stabbed. He was taken to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead, the release stated.

During the course of the investigation, it was learned the man was reportedly hitting a woman in the face several times and dragging her. All this was witnessed by a juvenile, who grabbed a knife and stabbed the man to protect the woman, according to the release.

The case was closed and no charges will be filed.

Whoa! A kid pulled the knife and saved the day? Didn’t see that twist coming.

They Be Fakes!

If you happened to buy a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes during the Memorial Day Atlantic Beach Bikefest, there’s a good chance you got duped.

The South Carolina Secretary of State’s office partnered with the Horry County Police Department to successfully raid three Bikefest vendors on May 25 who were dealing in counterfeit goods, according to a press release.

Anthony J. Samuels and Pamela L. Jackson (between their two names you have Samuels L. Jackson) were both charged with distribution of counterfeit goods. Idrissa Samba was charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods.

The fake merchandise they were pedaling included purses, shoes, wallets, watches and belts, the release stated. The items claimed to be from the likes of Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Fendi, Prada, Nike, Timberland and Coach.

You know, high-priced shit. The retail value of the recovered merchandise was more than $148,000.

We’ll continue to do our Prada shopping in Times Square or on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. At least we’ll raid our savings accounts for the real thing.

They Got One of Them

We’re still trying to wash away all the violence and lawlessness we saw during the Memorial Day weekend, and it’s nice to know that one of the shooters is napping in the big house.

High Point, N.C. resident Cornelius Ray Woods was charged in connection with the May 24 shooting at the Fountain Bleau Inn. He faces counts of attempted murder, use of a firearm in a felony and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, according to a Myrtle Beach police press release.

Investigators determined the shooting was over narcotics. Woods was reportedly on federal probation at the time of the incident and was not supposed to leave the state of North Carolina, the release stated.

Woods was already in jail in Guilford County, N.C. for an unrelated shooting in High Point. Like in Myrtle Beach, he was charged with attempted murder. Bail was set at $1 million, according to the release.

When the World-Class Citizen committee is putting together its 2014 nominees, the smart money is on this gentleman not making the cut.

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