SC cops say woman disappeared to avoid law

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:05 AM
Last updated 8:04 PM
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Police say a missing North Carolina woman faked her disappearance to avoid going to court on criminal charges.

City spokesman Pat Dowling says investigators have determined that Amy Arrington, 42, of Lowell, North Carolina, did not drown in the ocean Saturday.

Dowling said Wednesday that investigators think the woman and her husband conspired for her to disappear to avoid a court appearance in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday on charges of forgery and identity theft. A judge has issued a warrant for her arrest.

Dowling says Paul David Arrington, 45, is being charged with filing a false police report about his wife’s disappearance.

Investigators have not said where they think Amy Arrington is.

Paul Arrington told a lifeguard Saturday that he was on the beach with his wife when she got up from their beach towel, tapped him on the leg and said she was going into the ocean. He said he told her he would join her in the water in a minute and watched her walk into waist deep water and then he turned over.

Arrington said he got up about 15 minutes later and saw a woman in the water who he thought was his wife, but she was not. He said he then reported his wife missing.

Authorities searched both the water and on land to find Amy Arrington.

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flipa1 07/09/14 - 11:47 am
This was a false police report.

There’s another false police report here about six boats adrift, made to slander the Marinas. False police reports are no laughing matter and we ask those making them to stop. We expended huge resources to search for “six missing boats” only to have the false police reporter admit there may have been NONE. But that is NOT what she told the police. This is the same. Huge resources expended searching....... based on a lie.

Time1 07/09/14 - 01:02 pm
flipal The female that made

The female that made the false report about the boats should repay the police for expense incurred by her false report.

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