Murrells Inlet man accused of raping woman at knifepoint

Murrells Inlet man accused of raping woman at knifepoint
Dennis Montrele Smalls (Source: Georgetown County Detention Center)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A Murrells Inlet man is behind bars after allegedly raping a woman at knifepoint.

Deputies have charged Dennis Montrele Smalls, 35, with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and obstructing justice.

The alleged incident happened last November in Murrells Inlet, arrest warrants stated.

While on a secluded dirt road, Smalls raped the victim in her vehicle at knifepoint, according to arrest warrants.

Authorities allege Smalls removed the victim’s keys from the ignition to prevent her from driving off.

Warrants were issued for Smalls’ arrest and he was booked into the Georgetown County Detention Center Monday.

He remains in jail as of Tuesday morning, according to booking records.

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