Crime & Courts

Woman charged after motel reports child went unsupervised for month

MYRTLE BEACH -- Myrtle Beach police arrested a 40-year-old woman and took her 6-year-old daughter into protective custody, according to a police report.

Amy Lynn Duncan of Myrtle Beach was charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful conduct towards a child after police were called to the Golden Sand Motel about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Witnesses told police Duncan’s daughter had been unsupervised at the motel for about a month, according to the report. Police found Duncan to be intoxicated and she did not want to cooperate with officers.

Officers wrote in their report that Duncan was responsible for the welfare of her daughter and placed her at ``unreasonable risk of harm.’’ The girl was taken into emergency protective custody by an official with the state Department of Social Services.

-- The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News