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Wife of missing Murrells Inlet man arrested, charged with obstructing justice

The wife of a Murrells Inlet man who was reported missing on Friday has been arrested and charged with obstructing justice, the sheriff’s department says.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office arrested Irene Clodfelter, 74, early Saturday morning and charged her with two counts of obstructing justice after she reported to authorities that she last saw her husband, Hubert Lee Clodfelter, in March. She is currently being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

Jason Lesley with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Department said more information will be provided Sunday afternoon as authorities continue their investigation.

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Hubert Lee Clodfelter’s daughter notified the sheriff’s department on March 14 about her concerns of not being able to get in touch with him after several attempts over the last two years, authorities said.

Hubert Lee Clodfelter resides on Columbine Court in Murrells Inlet, authorities said. He is described as a 6-foot-1 white man, weighing 210 pounds with white hair.

Anyone with information about Clodfelter’s location is asked to call the GCSO at 843-546-5102.

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