MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Two people were taken into custody after allegedly stealing a truck that they then got stuck on a section of beach in Myrtle Beach, according to authorities.
Myrtle Beach Police Cpl. Tom Vest said the driver of a stolen vehicle drove it onto the beach in the area of Family Kingdom Amusement Park, located at 300 S. Ocean Blvd. The incident happened in the overnight hours Thursday.
34-year-old Billy Faircloth was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights and two other resisting arrest related charges in connection to the incident.
Myrtle Beach police say Faircloth and 34-year-old Terri West were pulled over by an officer who recognized the 1998 Black Chevy from a stolen vehicle report.
The police report says the duo ignored the officers blue lights before leading police on a chase down Yaupon Road and 16 Avenue, before eventually crossing over Ocean Boulevard and driving onto the beach near 4th Avenue.
According to the report, once the truck was stuck in the 4th Avenue sand, the duo fled police, attempting to blend in with the Myrtle Beach crowd at Family Kingdom Amusement Park.
The responding officer chased the pair through the park, per the report, eventually catching up to Faircloth and arresting him on 6th Avenue near S Kings Highway.
West was also apprehended near 3rd Avenue and Kings according to police, and charged with drug related offenses.
Officers report once in custody, Faircloth gave a name and birth date that was not his. Upon finding the correct information, officers found two warrants for Faircloth’s arrest in North Carolina.