Eventful evening ends in jail for Myrtle Beach man

03/18/2014 8:01 PM

03/18/2014 8:19 PM

A Myrtle Beach man who said he left his truck running while he delivered illegal drugs, had the truck stolen, and then three hours later he was arrested after a woman alleged he assaulted and threatened to shoot her, according to police reports.

Freddie Lee Mason Jr., 29, was cited with leaving his motor vehicle unattended while it was running and loitering for drugs after officers were called to the 1200 block of Dunbar Street about 10 p.m. Monday for a stolen vehicle, police said.

Mason called to report that he stopped at a relative’s home to “drop off a bag of weed” and he left his vehicle running in the driveway and when he walked outside, Mason saw his vehicle driving away, according to the report. Mason said he’d had an altercation with the three men he saw stealing the vehicle about 30 minutes earlier on Blue Street.

While police were talking to Mason, dispatchers alerted them that officers were being called to Spivey Avenue where a vehicle hit two parked cars and a house, according to the report. The vehicle was the green sport utility vehicle Mason reported was stolen.

Damage was estimated at about $2,000 to the vehicle, which was processed and then released to Mason, who drove it away.

Later, at 1 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to 1104 Vereen Ave., by a 24-year-old woman, who said her boyfriend had assaulted her, according to the report. The victim said her boyfriend, Mason, was upset that she had friends coming over and he got aggravated when she asked him to slide over on the couch so someone else could sit down.

The victim said Mason went into the bedroom and began getting his belongings to leave for the night, according to the report. The victim said she followed Mason and he stepped on her foot so she could not leave, then chocked her.

The victim said Mason picked her up, threw her into the wall and then pulled her by her hair into the living room, according to the report. She was able to get away, go to a neighbor’s house and called 911.

Mason had left the house before police arrived, but called the victim’s cellphone asking her to meet him, according to the report. The officers heard Mason on the phone tell the victim he was going to “shoot up the house” and take care of her.

The victim reported being fearful of Mason for herself and her children, according to the report. The victim had scratches and marks consistent with being hurt.

Mason was taken into custody, but the report did not show how or where he was arrested. No other details were listed.

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