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Husband of N.C. woman reported missing in North Myrtle Beach to face charge in her disappearance
The State ^ | July 9, 2014 | Tonya Root

Posted on 07/09/2014 2:33:32 PM PDT by Gamecock

The husband of a North Carolina woman, who was reported missing Saturday in North Myrtle Beach, is facing charges that he lied to police about her reported drowning in a plot for her to avoid going to court on forgery charges in their home state, authorities said.

Charges are pending against Paul David Arrington, 45, of Lowell, N.C., in filing a false police report about his wife’s disappearance on Saturday from the beach in North Myrtle Beach, said Pat Dowling, city spokesman.

Officials determined that Amy Lynette Arrington, 42, did not drown in the ocean on Saturday, but she and Paul Arrington conspired for her to disappear to avoid a scheduled court apperance in North Carolina, Dowling said.

It was unclear how officers made the determination that Amy Arrington did not drown, and authorities have not released information regarding her whereabouts.

Arrington was slated to appear in a Mecklenburg County court on charges including identity theft and forgery.

Her criminal record dates to 1992 with charges mostly in Union, Gaston and Mecklenburg counties in North Carolina. Among the charges: credit card theft, larceny and financial card fraud.

According to a search of court records by the Charlotte Observer, Amy Arrington served more than two years in prison for identity theft and fraud. She was released in 2008.

Her mother-in-law, Shirley Arrington, told the Observer on Tuesday that she was “floored” by the news reports. She saw her son, Paul, on Monday and said he is “still very upset.” Shirley Arrington could not be reached Wednesday, after news broke that the disappearance allegedly had been staged.

Attempts to reach Paul Arrington this week were unsuccesful.

Speaking to The Charlotte Observer on Tuesday, Paul Arrington’s brother, Todd, said he hasn’t talked to his brother much in the last year. Todd Arrington said his brother and Amy Arrington met through an online dating service.

“She came to my wedding, and I’ve met her a few times, hung out a little bit, but I really didn’t know anything about her,” Todd Arrington said.

Regarding Amy Arrington’s criminal past and pending charges, Todd Arrington said he doesn’t think her husband had a clue.

“I just hate it for my brother,” Todd Arrington said. “I hope somebody finds her.”

Court records show Amy Arrington was previously married. The couple divorced in November.

Authorities also are compiling how much they spent in resources searching for Amy Arrington on Saturday and subsequent days, Dowling said.

“I am not sure at this time what route, if any, the city would have for recouping the expenditure,” Dowling said.

Amy Arrington was reported missing by her husband at 4:45 p.m. Saturday from the beach near Sea Mountain Highway, according to a police report released Monday.

In the North Myrtle Beach police report, Arrington’s husband told a lifeguard that he was on the beach with her when she got up from their beach towel and tapped him on the leg and said she was going into the ocean. Arrington’s husband said he told her he would join her in the water in a minute, he watched her walk into waist deep water and then he turned over.

About 15-20 minutes later, Arrington’s husband said he got up and saw a woman in the water, who he thought was his wife, but it was not, according to the report. He said he then reported Amy Arrington missing to the lifeguard.

Lifeguards broadcast a description of the woman over the radio channel and they began to search for her, according to the report. The lifeguards contacted police and they began a water search that included officers from Horry County, North Myrtle Beach, the state Department of Natural Resources and the Coast Guard.

Officers picked up Paul Arrington and drove him around to search for his wife, according to the report. Other officers searched the water on watercraft for an undetermined amount of time, but did not find Amy Arrington.


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1 posted on 07/09/2014 2:33:32 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: upchuck

SC Ping


2 posted on 07/09/2014 2:33:57 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Gamecock

She looks a bit off.


3 posted on 07/09/2014 2:34:45 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Insurance scheme?


4 posted on 07/09/2014 2:35:18 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: trisham

Crazy eyes for sure.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 2:40:57 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Gamecock

Yes.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 2:43:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Gamecock

Big hoots????


7 posted on 07/09/2014 2:46:03 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Gamecock; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
Crazy eyes bump!!

Thanks for the ping.

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8 posted on 07/09/2014 2:46:42 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: upchuck

Thanks for the ping crazy eyes indeed.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (Howard Phillips Conservative)
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To: Gamecock

She looks tough to drown.


10 posted on 07/09/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Gamecock

Life imitates Art, or Art imitates Life? ‘Gone Girl.’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esGn-xKFZdU

This looks delicious...because Ben Affleck most likely did it, LOL!


11 posted on 07/09/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Gamecock; trisham

> Crazy eyes for sure.

Graves’ disease?


12 posted on 07/09/2014 3:04:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gamecock

weak article.
How do they know she didn’t drown? Did they find her alive? Did they record his phone calls? Did they have video surveillance that proved his story wrong?


13 posted on 07/09/2014 3:10:02 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Gamecock

I don’t think so. It’s her expression that’s crazy. Her eyes aren’t bulging.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 3:10:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; trisham
Grave's Disease:

Crazy eyes:

15 posted on 07/09/2014 3:18:44 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Gamecock; Slings and Arrows

Exactly.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 3:19:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Gamecock

Guilty, but potentially eligible for a BJ Clinton post-POTUS pardon.


17 posted on 07/09/2014 3:20:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Gamecock

Boy,*she’s* been around the block a few times.She’s made one or two visits to an operating room as well.


18 posted on 07/09/2014 3:22:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gamecock

Runaway bride strikes again?

http://www.today.com/id/37846707/ns/today-today_news/t/runaway-bride-says-shes-found-love-last/#.U73EwLFPJ2A


19 posted on 07/09/2014 3:39:58 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: trisham; Gamecock

*shrug*

They look kinda bulgy to me.

And crazy.


20 posted on 07/09/2014 3:40:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 2banana

Crazy in the head. Crazy in the bed.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 3:40:56 PM PDT by enraged
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To: Cyman; Gamecock; trisham

Bulgy AND crazy.

22 posted on 07/09/2014 3:43:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: enraged

Sure, that’s all well and good until she boils your pet bunny.


23 posted on 07/09/2014 3:44:53 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Gamecock

Not bulgy-wide open. Definitely crazy.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 4:05:53 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Gamecock

She’s at least one whole bubble off of plumb!


25 posted on 07/09/2014 4:07:58 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: 2banana

Yeah, but I think silicone is heavier than water. They are definitely no good as flotation devices.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 4:11:30 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: DannyTN
Officials: Woman who faked disappearance turns self in
27 posted on 07/10/2014 9:34:41 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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