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GCSO Officials search for indecent exposure suspect

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UPDATE: Patrick Krell was located and arrested in Florida. He faces two charges of indecent exposure. Read more here:


MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - A suspect is on the loose and wanted in connection with indecent exposure from the Murrells Inlet community.

The following news release was issued from the Georgetown Sheriff's Office: 

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating one (1) suspect who is wanted in connection with indecent exposure which occurred at Huntington Beach State Park located at 16148 Ocean Highway in the Murrells Inlet Community of Georgetown County.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on May 27, 2014, Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Huntington Beach State Park to the report of an adult white male exposing himself.

Two (2) juvenile female victims notified a relative that a white male exposed himself to them while they were playing near the water.

After the relative alerted bystanders, one (1) witness followed the white male who fled the scene north bound on Ocean Highway.

The witness was able to relay the vehicle tag information to sheriff's deputies. The vehicle is registered to a Patrick M. Krell of Charleston, South Carolina.

Krell is described as a white male who is 5'10" in height and 170 pounds in weight with blue eyes.

The vehicle is described as a greenish blue GMC Van with a Georgia license plate number BXD-1908.

Anyone that has information on the whereabouts of Patrick M. Krell is urged to call the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at (843) 546-5101.

Anonymous tips can also be sent by using Text-A-Tip. Just dial 274637 from any text enabled cell phone, and text the word "GCSOTIP" followed by your message. This service is for crime tips ONLY, not for the reports of crimes in progress. For crimes in progress, call 911.

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