MBPD: Woman charged with attempted murder for Fri. night stabbing

Gayle Halee Geiger (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)
Gayle Halee Geiger (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A woman is behind bars, and faces a number of charges, including attempted murder, after a stabbing on Columbia Drive in Myrtle Beach Friday night, according to an official with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Gayle Halee Geiger, 26, of Myrtle Beach has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, kidnapping and grand larceny.

The police report from the MBPD says at approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a call of attempted murder and a stolen vehicle. Upon arriving at the residence, an officer said the front door of the house was open, and blood was smeared on the door and floor. The officer called out to see if the victim was inside, then learned the 68-year-old male victim was with officers down the road.

The victim was transported to the hospital. WMBF News initially learned from the MBPD that the victim was stabbed multiple times, but his injuries were not life-threatening. There is no word on his condition at the present time.

Officers reported the stolen vehicle to MBPD dispatch to attempt to locate the Ford Taurus and suspect, described as a female.

The police report states a witness on scene told police, "I heard someone yelling 'help, help', so I came outside and yelled 'who is yelling help?'. And the male said 'it is me [the victim]. I've been stabbed several times'." The witness then called 911.

An official with the MBPD said Geiger stole the victim's car and went to her ex-boyfriend's house. Her ex-boyfriend called police, who went to their location and arrested her.

Geiger was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center Saturday evening with a $40,000 total bond.

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