Man Behind Bars After Assaulting Five Horry County Police Officers

A burglary suspect has been arrested after assaulting multiple Horry County officers over the weekend. 42 year old William Whelton broke into a Conway area home on Ole Larry Circle around 10 p.m. Saturday night. According to the police report, Whelton arrived at a home in the area and asked residents if he could charge his phone. After being told no, he allegedly smashed a window next to the door and entered the home, then began asking for drugs as well as charging his phone. When officers arrived they say he assaulted them by twisting their fingers, biting, and kicking them. He’s being held behind bars at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on a $50,000 bail.