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Suspect accused of attacking victim for beer money

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A man reported to police that he was struck in the head with a blunt object and beaten by two men, allegedly over money for beer, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. One of the suspects was arrested and charged Thursday.

Just after midnight Thursday, police responded to a home on Chester Street, where the 49-year-old victim told police that 19-year-old Dillon James Lowe and another unidentified suspect came to his house and asked him to come outside, according to the report.

After he exited the house, the victim was tackled by Lowe and they began to fight. The suspect then struck the victim on the head with a hard blunt object, and when he tried to go back into the house, the two men tackled him and began punching him in the head, the report states.

They crashed through the door of the house and were fighting on the floor when a woman inside the house said she was calling police, according to the report. Lowe and the other suspect fled the house before officers arrived on scene.

The victim told police that Lowe was a former acquaintance, but he did not know who the other suspect was. He said that he believed Lowe was trying to take money from him to go buy beer, but Lowe was not able to get any money or other items from him.

A “be on the lookout” notice was issued for Lowe, and a warrant was requested. Lowe was later booked into Myrtle Beach Jail on charges of attempted armed robbery. He was transferred to J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 8:27 p.m. Thursday, where he remains incarcerated as of Friday afternoon. Bond was set at $15,000.

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