Horry County, SC Crime & Safety

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Police: 1 charged with drug trafficking in Horry County; various drugs, guns and $46K seized

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Horry County police have arrested a man after they say he trafficked various drugs with the intent of distribution. On Monday, police served a warrant at a home on Mishoe Road in Bucksport, according to police. There they arrested Christopher Williams, 31, after he was found with 58 grams of crack cocaine, 108 grams of methamphetamine, 3 grams of cocaine, a .38 caliber revolver, 12 gauge shotgun and $46,805, according to police.
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Myrtle Beach, SCwfxb.com

$1 Million Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A $1 Million settlement has been reached between the family of Nicolette Green and American Aluminum Accessories. 43 year old Green of Myrtle Beach and 45 year old Wendy Newton of Shallotte N.C. were in the back of a van being transported during Hurricane Florence as mental health patients when two Horry County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officers drove around a barricade and into floodwaters in Marion County on September 18th. The former deputies, Stephen Flood and Joshua Bishop were indicted in the deaths of Green and Newton and a separate lawsuit filed against the Horry County Sheriff’s Office is still pending.
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Georgetown, SCwpde.com

Georgetown Police Chief announces retirement

GEORGETOWN, SC (WPDE) — The City of Georgetown has announced that Police Chief Kelvin Waites is retiring from his law enforcement career. His retirement will take effect August 9th. Chief Waites had worked for Georgetown and Horry Counties since 1997 after serving in the U.S. Army. He started his career...
Georgetown, SCcounton2.com

Georgetown Police Chief Kelvin Waites retiring

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of Georgetown on Thursday announced that Police Chief Kelvin Waites is retiring after over two decades of service in the area. Waites started out at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office in 1997, then moved to the Horry County Police Department where he served as Deputy Chief of Police and Interim Police Chief. He finished out his career as Chief of Police at the Georgetown City Police Department.
Horry County, SCabcnews4.com

$1M settlement after 2 patients drowned in transport van

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A company that builds cages for inmate transport vans will pay $1 million to the family of a woman who drowned in floodwaters while trapped inside a sheriff’s department van outfitted by the company. WBTW-TV reports a court has approved the agreement between American Aluminum Accessories...
Horry County, SCwfxb.com

Five Horry County Men Charged in Connection With Interstate Drug Trafficking Organization

Six additional men have been charged in connection with an interstate drug trafficking organization that operated out of Myrtle Beach, Conway, Florence and New York City. 5 were from Horry County including 39 year old Arthur Busbee, 68 year old Brodus Gregg and 37 year old Dayvon Chadmar all of Conway, 43 year old Deondray Stanfield of Myrtle Beach and 39 year old Sam “Lou” Adams of Longs. This is the second round of indictments in operation “New Optix” which began with the related indictment of 26 alleged drug traffickers in December of 2020. During this weeks arrest, agents seized over $272,000 in suspected drug proceeds, five vehicles, 11 firearms, more than 4.5 kilograms of suspected cocaine, more than 450 grams of suspected crack cocaine, and additional amounts of suspected fentanyl, heroine, marijuana and other drugs.
Myrtle Beach, SCmyrtlebeachsc.com

Former Boys And Girls Club CEO Indicted For Embezzlement

Dione Eban Buonto is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the Boys and Girls Club of Myrtle Beach, according to the indictments. Charges were brought against the former executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Myrtle Beach by S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson. Today, a Grand Jury...