Tuesday, August 11, 2009

SC Man Accused Of Hitting Tow Truck Remains Jailed

Here's the Myrtle Beach Sun News story:

A Murrells Inlet man remains jailed on more than $20,000 bond after a tow truck driver reported the man tried to run him over with his vehicle.

William Kelly Thomas, 28, is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on charges of assault and battery with intent to kill, driving under the influence and malicious damage to property with a value between $1,000 and $5,000, according to jail records. His bond is $20,000 for the assault charge, $997 for the DUI charge and $5,000 for the malicious damage charge.

A 37-year-old driver for Tow Time Towing in Myrtle Beach told police that at 9 p.m. Friday he went to tow an illegally parked vehicle near the Eleventh Hour Bar and Grill at 709 North Ocean Blvd., according to a police report.

The driver reported he and another employee got the vehicle ready to be raised to the truck when Thomas came up and began to protest the tow, according to the report. The driver said Thomas got in the vehicle, struck the tow truck and then drove the car onto the sidewalk to flee.

Damage to the truck was estimated at $2,000 and damage to a tow dolly was estimated at $750, according to the report. Police found Thomas a short time later and arrested him in Myrtle Beach.

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