Arrest warrant issued for Atlantic Beach mayor

Atlantic Beach police issued an arrest warrant for the town's mayor, Retha Pierce, according to the Horry County Sheriff's Office.

The warrant comes from an assault complaint filed by Atlantic Beach councilwoman Carolyn Cole.

After a special called meeting for the town of Atlantic Beach on April 8, Cole says she was assaulted by Pierce.

Cole told NewsChannel 15 that Pierce slammed into her and then threw water on her, causing stitches from a recent surgery to come loose.

Pierce is expected to turn herself into police tomorrow.