Atlantic Beach Police Chief arrested for domestic violence

Photo courtesy of the Town of Atlantic Beach website.

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – The Atlantic Beach Police Chief was arrested Thursday for a domestic violence incident after an investigation was launched earlier this week, according to Conway police.

A press release from Sgt. Darren Alston says officers began looking into allegations of a domestic violence incident on Tuesday. Officers confirm the alleged incident happened on September 1, at a home on Hwy 905 in Conway.

According to the report, 31-year-old Timothy Taylor was picking up his children from his wife when he pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot himself in the head in front of his 7-year-old son and wife.

The wife and child feared for their safety and a warrant was obtained for domestic violence first degree and unlawful conduct towards a child.

Sgt. Alston confirms Taylor is the Chief of Police for the Town of Atlantic Beach.

Taylor turned himself in Thursday and was transported to Horry County Detention Center, according to Conway police.

Timothy Taylor

Booking records from J Reuben Long state he was released on a $12,000 bond Thursday at 5 p.m., just an hour after he was entered into the detention center.