Woman found in trunk of car in Horry County to be charged

A woman found in the trunk of a car in Horry County Wednesday morning is expected to be charged with filing a false police report, according to a spokesperson with Horry County police, Melissa Cox.

Police responded to the scene on a dirt road off Highway 917 near Oak Grove Baptist Church in Nichols around 9 a.m.

A friend of the woman called police to say she'd seen a woman in the trunk of a car, according to Lt. Chip Squires.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the woman in the trunk. She did not have any injuries and told police she'd been there since Monday, Squires said.

When police realized the story was made up, the woman was arrested and taken to jail. The story she concocted may be related to a domestic issue, Squires added.

According to Lt. Squires, due to some medical issues and an evaluation, she was not taken to jail. The charge, Making a False Complaint to a Law Enforcement Officer, is a misdemeanor, and that the woman can be fined up to $200 or serve up to 30 days in jail.

Police have not released her name.

Police are also still trying to identify the woman who called police to report it. They say she could face charges.

As soon as police release more information in this case, we'll have it here on and on WPDE NewsChannel 15.