September 14, 2007

Kidnap Attempt Suspect Sought

By The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C.


Police look for suspect in abduction attempt

Police are looking for a man who they suspect attempted to abduct a 16-year-old Conway teen.

The teenager said she was on Elm Street near Conway Middle School walking home from Conway Library at 8:12 p.m. Thursday when a man asked her to take a ride in his vehicle.

The man was in a small, silver, four-door vehicle. He was in his mid-20s with brown hair, long side burns, a mustache and goatee and wearing a dark blue ball cap.

She said the man looked similar to a suspect in a sketch released by the police in May. That suspect is accused of exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl he had lured into a silver car.

The license plate of the car used in the Thursday evening incident had a license plate including the numbers 117.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to contact the Conway Police Department at 248-1790.


Another arrest made in August slaying

A 33-year-old Longs woman has been charged with being an accessory to an August slaying of a 23-year-old man found by a jogger near West Shore Road, according to an Horry County police news release.

Chaquette Gause of 3471 Lane Circle was released from J. Reuben Long Detention Center Thursday morning after she was arrested by Horry County police on Wednesday and charged with accessory after the fact of a felony.

Her charges stem from the death of Earvin Graham, who was killed Aug. 8, police said.

Police also arrested Chadd G. Wilson, 23, on Wednesday and charged him with murder in Graham's death, police said.

Wilson, who remains jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, had been sought by police since Aug. 16 in connection with the slaying.

On Aug. 10, Michael Anthony Livingston, 24, of 3549 Bombing Range Road, Longs, was charged with murder in the death of Graham. He continues to be held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.



Council candidates to square off at breakfast

The race is on.

The first event of the City Council race will take place at 8 a.m. today at Akels Restaurant on Kings Highway at 65th Avenue North.

The breakfast is sponsored by the Beach Dems and is open to the public.

The City Council race is nonpartisan, and candidates run for at-large seats.

Three are open, and there are six candidates, including the three incumbents.


McCain to make two campaign stops in area

Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will make stops in Aynor and Little River on Saturday.

He'll start at the Aynor Hoe Down at 2 p.m. and then head to a rally in Little River.

The stops are part of his "No Surrender Tour," which coincides with a week of congressional questioning of Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq.

The Little River stop will be at the VFW Post 108 04 at 111 Highway 57 N.


Registration to end for Saturday garage sale

Registration is almost over for S.C.'s Largest Garage Sale -- and online registration has closed.

To rent one of the few remaining spaces on the fourth floor of the Pavilion Parking Garage, contact Richard Kirby at 918-2390 or visit the Base Recreation Center.

No registrations will be accepted on the day of the sale.

The garage sale attracts vendors and bargain hunters from all over. It starts Saturday at 7 a.m. and ends at noon.

Around 400 vendors will sell wares -- "one of just about every item ever created," quipped city spokesman Mark Kruea.

Parking meters will be in effect that Saturday, the final day of the parking meter season. The meters support the Downtown Redevelopment Corp., which is working on projects such as a proposed milelong boardwalk.


Coast RTA to open new transfer center

The Coast RTA at 9:30 a.m. Saturday will formally open its new bus-transfer center between Broadway and Oak across from Myrtle Beach City Hall, off 10th Avenue North, at Myrtle's Market.

There will be refreshments and prizes at the event. The public is invited. A new bus and new uniforms will be displayed during the event.

The center will be called the Ivory Wilson Transfer Center, said Joey McKelvey, director of transportation.

It is equipped with shelters, trash containers, benches and solar technology.


Ocean swim advisory issued following rains

Health officials issued a precautionary swim advisory for a portion of Surfside Beach after heavy rains Wednesday and Thursday, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

The area 200 feet above and below the Fifth Avenue North swash was placed under the advisory. Water samples are being taken, DHEC said.

Heavy rains often result in elevated levels of bacteria near swash areas of local beaches.

Swimming is not advised until bacteria levels return to normal. Other uses of the beach, which include shell hunting, walking in the surf or sunning, are not affected.

From staff reports


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