Charge dismissed against North Myrtle Beach man

The 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office says the charge of Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct has been dropped against Shane Cook.

North Myrtle Beach police arrested Cook on February 18, 2012 after a woman told police she was in a bathroom of Cook's home when he came in and tried to take off her bathing suit. She said Cook threatened to strangle her if she didn't have sex with him.

The solicitor's office couldn't elaborate on why the charge was dropped.

Cook still has a pending charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree from an arrest on February 25, 2013, according to the solicitor's office.

Police say he and another man sexually assaulted a woman in a hot tub at a home on Waterway Drive in North Myrtle Beach.