MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police witnessed security guards chasing a man at Broadway at the Beach early Saturday morning who allegedly stuck his hands up the dress of a girl at Rodeo Bar and Grill and fondled her, according to a police report.
Gary Leon White, 29, of Charlotte, N.C., has been charged with assault and assault and battery in the second degree.
According to the police report, White denied touching anyone and said that someone at the club had thrown drinks on him and a friend, and that he had only been there a few minutes to pick his friend up. White's friend's shirt looked as if someone had thrown a drink on him, according to the police report.
Officers reported that the victim was hysterical and stated that White came up behind her and grouped her private parts under her dress. Witnesses told Myrtle Beach Police that White had attempted to grope them in a similar matter earlier that night, according to the report
When White was informed he was being placed under arrest, he took off running and the officers chased after him, according to the police report. White slipped and fell face first onto the concrete. An officer tried to subdue him and issued several "stop resisting" warnings before striking White with a taser which struck him in the lower back and buttocks.
White was also charged with resisting arrest, according to the police report.