Myrtle Beach police take man into custody after reported dispute involving weapon


Police urge people to stay in their homes near the 7600 block of Driftwood Drive

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The Myrtle Beach Police Department took one person into custody late Tuesday night after an incident involving a weapon.

Evan Byrnes
(Source: MBPD)

Evan Byrnes, 38, was charged with pointing and presenting firearms at a person in connection with the incident, according to police. Byrnes is in jail without bond awaiting a trial.

The department posted on social media late Tuesday that officers were on the scene in the 7600 block of Driftwood Drive for a report of a subject threatening a family member with a weapon. At that time, police urged people in the area to stay inside.

Officers had a perimeter set up and used K-9 teams to check the area.

Police announced just after 11 p.m. that the subject was in custody and that officers would remain on scene while the investigation continues.

Anyone that has any information is urged to come forward and contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382 or by email at  

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