HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A Conway man accused of threatening to kill his wife and children with a stolen shotgun sits in jail Thursday morning, according to police.
In a report obtained by WMBF News, officers with the Horry County Police Department responded to a home along D Street in the Conway area in reference to a domestic incident. A caller informed police the suspect, Luis Fernando Gonzalez, 34, had a "long barrel pistol" and threatened to kill everyone in the home as three children had locked themselves in a bedroom.
Once on scene, officers found the front door to the home open and announced they were coming inside. At that time, a child opened a door and told officers she thought Gonzalez left the home through a back door.
The report further stated officers heard a noise in the wooded area and found Gonzalez covered in mud and dirt, consistent with running through the woods. Gonzalez was then taken into custody.
Back at the home, officers asked where the gun was and were taken to a closet in a bedroom. There, a Remington 1100 shotgun was found. After officers ran the serial number, they learned the gun was listed stolen from Curtis Pawn Shop on Highway 544. Three shotgun shells were also found in the magazine tube, the report said.
According to the victim, Gonzalez struck her twice during an argument and officers observed swelling to her face. When she took the three children to a back bedroom and locked them all inside, Gonzalez allegedly told her to come out or he would beat her until she was unconscious. At that time, she said she heard the sound of a gun and Gonzalez threatened to "kill everyone."
Gonzalez has been charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and receiving stolen goods. He remains in jail at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at this time.