Myrtle Beach police charge man who showed up to hospital with gunshot wound with filing false report

South Carolina News

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach police arrested a 61-year-old man for filing a false police report after he showed up to a hospital Tuesday night with a gunshot wound, according to police.

Damon Middleton, 61, of Greenwood, showed up to Grand Strand Medical Center at about 10 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. Middleton told officers he was the victim of a shooting that happened on 8th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive, according to police.

Middleton’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted, police said. He’s charged with filing a false police report, unlawful carry of a weapon, and simple possession of marijuana.

Yolanda Dale Middleton, 56, of Greenwood, was also arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.

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