Horry County woman charged with slitting her husband’s throat
By Steve Jones
July 18, 2012
A 58-year-old Horry County woman is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center for allegedly slicing the throat of her husband of 29 years late Tuesday night, according to a report from the Horry County Police Department.
Gayla Lynn Reneau of 702 Reef Road was charged with attempted murder. No bond had been set for her release as of early Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.
The police report said Reneau summoned police about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday and told them that her husband had sliced his own throat with a filet knife and left their home on foot with a towel around his neck.
Police saw a pool of blood on the kitchen floor, the report said, and mounted a search of the neighborhood for the man. A neighbor told an officer that the man was at her home and that he told her that 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.
Gayla Lynn Reneau told police in subsequent questioning 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, the report said.