Gabriel Trujillo Pena

Gabriel Trujillo Pena,47, of Murrells Inlet

Deputies arrested one man attempting to assault a woman in Murrells Inlet Friday afternoon, Feb.7.

Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver reports the arrest of 47-year old Gabriel Trujillo Pena of Murrells Inlet with charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and burglary from an incident on Newman Loop on Feb.1.

On that day, a deputy was dispatched and spotted a woman without shoes running down Waverly Road. She said her boyfriend’s father came to her house and tried to choke her with a towel. She said she managed to escape and ran down the street to get help.

The suspect fled prior to the arrival of deputies. Warrants were issued for Pena’s arrest, and he was located today. Pena is currently held in Georgetown County Detention Center.

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