Tennessee Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Confronting Family with Gun in North Myrtle Beach

A 60-year-old Tennessee man, Jeffrey Allen Branam, is facing charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and violation of order of protection after allegedly traveling to North Myrtle Beach and confronting his family with a gun.

Tennessee Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Jeffrey Allen Branam, a 60-year-old man from Tennessee, is being charged after allegedly journeying to North Myrtle Beach and engaging in a confrontation with his family while in possession of a firearm. The charges against him include attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and violation of an order of protection.

At 4 p.m. on Friday, North Myrtle Beach police responded to a call at the Crescent Shores condos located at 1625 S Ocean Blvd, where they found Branam present despite an order of protection being served against him in Knox County on Thursday for his wife and stepdaughter.

After traveling to the Grand Strand, he reportedly confronted them in the parking deck of the condo.

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How did said Murder in Florida Happen?

According to statements from officers, Branam allegedly aimed a pistol at his wife and attempted to shoot her, during which his stepdaughter intervened, resulting in a gunshot wound to her shoulder. The 18-year-old was later treated at the hospital and discharged.

Upon police arrival, two other family members were restraining Branam, leading to his subsequent arrest and booking at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. The investigation remains ongoing, and authorities are considering the possibility of additional charges.

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