Surfside Beach, SC - SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Surfside Beach Police have arrested a Myrtle Beach man believed to be responsible for multiple nighttime burglaries in recent weeks.
Michael Daryn Carter was taken into custody and charged with 11 counts of first degree burglary, in addition to possession of criminal tools and disorderly conduct.
Capt. Arron Miller, spokesman for the department, said officers spotted Carter acting suspiciously on Monday night during routine patrol. An officer observed Carter attempting to conceal himself by walking around several different addresses on Ocean Boulevard.
After an officer attempted to stop Carter, the man fled from police on foot. Miller said he was located a block away hiding under a set of stairs leading onto the beach. Carter was in possession of heavy work gloves and a sum of cash at the time of his arrest.
The recent arrest of Carter comes in midst of an in-depth investigation into a series of nighttime burglaries at a number of beach houses in Surfside Beach. Police staggered patrols and assigned officers to special details after receiving 11 reports of burglaries between June 19 and Aug. 16.
"We're very proud of the work done by our officers in this case," Miller said. "We're also pleased we are able to take this person off the streets."
Miller said Carter's charges carry between 15 years and life in prison.