Missing Myrtle Beach teen charged with filing false police report

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WBTW) – The Mount Pleasant Police Department confirms to News13 it is charging 16-year-old Marley McKenna Spindler with “filing a false police report.”

The missing Horry County teen was found in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday afternoon.

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McKenna SpindlerAccording to the police report, a Mount Pleasant police officer reported seeing a vehicle that matched the description and license plates of the Horry County teen police were searching for.

The report goes on to state that the officer recognized the young female driver with reddish/blonde hair as a missing person and that’s when he pulled the vehicle over and approached the driver. In the report, the officer says he immediately recognized the person, whose name was not was listed.

The officer says she told him that she picked up a “drunk” friend in Myrtle Beach and that someone she didn’t know got into the car and told her where to go. She told police that this person indicated they knew where she lived and she would get into trouble if she didn’t.

Throughout this conversation, the officer also states he was told she had been sexually assaulted while being in the Charleston area.

The report states that due to the nature of the allegations, the officer called in a Mt. Pleasant Detective for further assistance. Police then took her to the police department where Horry County detectives also joined and conducted an interview.

Detectives then secured the vehicle she was driving and took her to a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at MUSC to collect forensic evidence that could identify the suspect in the alleged assault.

In the report, the officer says that while taking the subject back to the police department from the hospital and discussing more details about what happened he realized that there was an inconsistency in her story.

The officer noted in the report, she originally said she was alone with the sexual assault suspect, but in a later conversation, said the suspect drove “us” down Highway 17. The officer says he explained the importance of being honest to which she replied she would be honest about everything.

Once back to the station the detectives conducted another interview were advised she fabricated the entire story and would be charged with filing a false police report.

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