Horry County

Merger? Horry County Mulls Merged Police, Sheriff Operations

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – Horry County council members are considering merging the police and sheriff’s departments in the only county in South Carolina that has two countywide law enforcement agencies. Local media outlets report that council members asked an attorney Wednesday to look into the idea and report to council members next month. Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson supports the…

Ex-Boyfriend Charged in SC Death of Upstate New York Woman

22-year-old Shannon Nicole Ditillio, who was found dead in Longs about four days after she came to the area from Buffalo, N.Y. (WPDE) LONGS, S.C. (AP) – Authorities in South Carolina say they have charged the ex-boyfriend of an upstate New York woman with her killing. Horry County Lt. Mark Bonner tells local media that 22-year-old Shannon DiTillio was found dead…

Police: 4 Adults Charged in Repeat Sexual Abuse of Children

Bill Mannix/Police at Chez Joey/WPDE MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Four people have been arrested after Horry County police said they learned of extensive sexual assaults being committed on two 4-year-old children. Media outlets report that Tuesday, Horry County detectives arrested four people and charged them with multiple child sex crimes. Lt. Mark Bonner says that on Jan. 25, police…