The South Carolina Police Department commended one of their police officers after she helped a woman who was kidnapped and forced to drive by a shooting incident suspect.
South Carolina Officer Rescued a Woman
South Carolina Police Officer Wallace was patrolling U.S. Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach during the early morning hours of May 28. She conducted a traffic stop on a white Jeep around 5:30 a.m. and found a distressed woman inside the car.
In a published article in FOX News, the woman silently mouthed to the South Carolina Police Officer “Help me” multiple times. She also observed the suspicious man inside the car, who was in the passenger seat. Following this, she removed the man from the car and placed him in the back seat of her patrol vehicle.
South Carolina Officer Arrested a Man Suspected of Shooting
According to a report published in CBS News, the woman told the police officer that the man shot someone. She then dispatched and put a “Be on the lookout” alert over the radio for a car that was involved in a shooting incident in the Myrtle Beach area.
Collins Bates, 29 years old, was then arrested for allegedly shooting a person in the stomach outside the restaurant before forcing the woman to drive to escape from the crime scene. The suspect is charged and is now facing multiple charges including attempted murder and kidnapping.