11 teens from New Kent County arrested at Myrtle Beach

NEW KENT – Eleven teenagers from New Kent County were arrested over the weekend while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Horry County Sheriff's Office reported on its website that 17 teenagers were arrested on Saturday, June 21 and charged with alcohol purchase, consumption, and possession by a minor. Eleven of the 17 are from New Kent County.

They include:

•A 17-year-old female from New Kent

•Christopher William Bennett, 19, of New Kent

•Taylor Nicole Brightwell, 18, of Providence Forge

•Cody Nicholas Cobb, 19, of Quinton

•Mason Andrew Downer, 19, of Quinton

•Danielle Rain Foster, 18, of New Kent

•Roger Wilson Gregory, 18, of New Kent

•Kevin Jayson Karaffa, 18, of Quinton

•Luke Gerald Mechling, 18, of Quinton

•Dakota Hawk Oxendine, 19, of New Kent

•Austin Taylor Pitts, 18, of Barhamsville.

According to the Horry County Sheriff's Office website, all 11 teens had posted bail by Saturday afternoon and were released.

Martin can be reached by phone at 804-885-0040.