Police: Lowell woman missing from N. Myrtle has long record

by: Ken Lemon Updated:

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Police are searching for a Lowell woman who disappeared over the weekend in North Myrtle Beach.

Investigators used jet skis and boats to search for 42-year-old Amy Arrington.                   

Police expanded their search for Arrington on the coast Monday.

Police in Charlotte are also looking for Arrington.

They issued a warrant for her arrest, after she failed to appear for her trial Monday.

Officers in North Myrtle Beach asked lifeguards along the coast to watch to see if the current has carried Arrington's body.

Her former neighbor in Lowell is hoping she's found alive.           

Rick Queen said his biggest fear was “that she had drowned or something.”

Arrington lived in the house with her husband, Paul, for about six months.

They moved out in March.

“They were very nice to each other, hug each other,” Queen said.

Arrington was charged with identity theft in October.

Her trial was scheduled for Monday at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.

She has a long record with the Department of Corrections for convictions in Wake, Gaston, Union and Mecklenburg counties.

North Myrtle beach police said they are aware of her criminal history and her court date, but they are still treating this as a possible drowning or missing-persons case until they learn more.

Channel 9 spoke with Arrington's husband by phone.

He's the one who reported her missing.

He is back in Gaston County and said he needed a couple of days before he speaks publicly.

Anyone with information on the location of Arrington is asked to contact the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety at 843-280-5511.