North Carolina man faces attempted murder charges after attack in Georgetown Co.
GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 51-year-old North Carolina man after they say he attacked a woman at a Murrells Inlet motel Thursday.
Todd Anderson Abernathy of Charlotte, North Carolina, is being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center on charges of attempted murder, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, Sheriff Carter Weaver says.
Deputies were called to the Hampton Inn in Murrells Inlet shortly after 1 a.m. following a 911 hang-up call. Once on the scene, deputies heard a woman call for help. When they entered, deputies found a man and woman seriously hurt. Both were transported to an area hospital.
Investigators say Abernathy attempted to kill his wife with a knife and tried to hurt himself.
Authorities say Abernathy will remain in custody pending a bond hearing.
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