Folly Beach police arrest man on Peeping Tom’ charge
FOLLY BEACH — Police arrested a man who allegedly kept peering into a rented beach house with 19 women inside.
Folly Beach officers arrested 34-year-old Charleston resident Brock McGrew on charges of voyeurism and public drunkenness. One woman told officers that McGrew came to their rental home on West Cooper Avenue five times and looked in the windows.
McGrew first came over around midnight on July 12, the women told officers. He knocked on the door and asked for one of the women, according to an arrest report.
The renters let McGrew in, thinking the other woman knew him, but they kicked him out when they learned otherwise, the report says. He showed up again the next day, according to an arrest report, and the women told him to leave and called police.
McGrew returned the same afternoon, and the woman again called police, the report says. McGrew came to the house five times between July 12 and Sunday, according to the report.
The women reported seeing McGrew looking through the screened-in porch and front window on his final visit. While a Folly officer took down a report, a Charleston County sheriff’s deputy spotted McGrew walking out from behind a nearby home, and the women identified him as the suspect.
The Folly officer wrote that McGrew seemed “grossly intoxicated” and had trouble walking and speaking. He told the officer he couldn’t remember where his car was parked and that he was looking for it, the report says.
The officer arrested McGrew.
State records show a history of violence, drinking problems and even “Peeping Tom” behavior. Charleston County sheriff’s deputies arrested him on the same charge in 2001, according to the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.
Mount Pleasant police arrested him on charges of assault with intent to kill in 1999, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, hit and run and drug possession.
His criminal record reflects DUI charges in 2001, 2005 and 2008. Folly Beach police arrested him a year ago on a criminal domestic violence charge, state records show, and Charleston County sheriff’s deputies arrested him in 2010 on the same charge.
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