Crime

Myrtle Beach area woman charged with attempted murder released on bail

A Myrtle Beach area woman was released on $10,000 bail nearly a month after police charged her with attempted murder in connection with her husband’s throat being slit, according to jail records.

Gayla Lynn Reneau, 58, was released on bail at 12:09 p.m. Wednesday after she was charged with attempted murder and booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center on July 17, according to jail records.

Reneau called police about 10:40 p.m. July 17 and reported that her husband of 29 years had cut his own throat with a filet knife and left their home on foot with a towel around his neck, according to a police report. Officers found a pool of blood on the kitchen floor and found the victim at a neighbor’s home.

The neighbor told police that the victim said his wife slit his throat.

Police found the man in her home with a large amount of blood on his shirt and holding a towel soaked in blood, the report said. He told them that he and his wife had been drinking, got into an argument and she began throwing knives at him. He said she slit his throat when he turned his back, the report said.

When questioned by police Reneau told officers that her husband picked up a knife and started yelling at her, the report said. She said he then dropped the first knife, picked up the filet knife and slit his own throat.

Her husband was transported to an area hospital for treatment, according to the report.

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