Crime

He attacked and 'severely' hurt a woman at a local hotel, cops say. Now he's wanted

Carlton Hall Jr. -
Carlton Hall Jr. -

Note: Hall has since been located and arrested.

Myrtle Beach police are looking for a man after they say he attacked and ‘severely’ injured a woman in an area hotel room.

According to the police department, 50-year-old Carlton Hall Jr. assaulted the woman on July 9. He’s currently wanted for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

The assault happened at the Crepe Myrtle Motel located at 401 7th Avenue N. When officers arrived about 12:30 that afternoon, EMS was treating the victim, a 41-year-old woman who was found lying on the bed unconscious, a police report says.

EMS personnel noticed she had facial injuries “consistent with that of an assault” and later carried her out of the room before transporting her to Grand Strand Medical Center.

A witness told police Hall had been staying in the room with the woman and that she was unsure of the relationship between the two, the report says. She added that she found it “suspicious” that the victim was “very social” when she first checked into the motel on Friday and that she had not seen the woman in two days.

Another witness said when he went to the room to tell the victim and Hall it was time to checkout, Hall opened the door and told him they would be leaving shortly, according to the report.

Police say Hall then went to the motel’s office and turned the key in by himself before leaving the area on foot. That’s when the witness went back to the room and found the victim unconscious.

Hall’s last known location was in the area of Chester Street and 7th Avenue N. Police say he is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 195 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding Hall’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective J. Amos at 843-918-1913 and reference case number 18-014438.

Michaela Broyles: 843-626-0281, @MichaelaBroyles

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