A Tybee Island Attacker Arrested

brutal attack on a Tybee Island, Georgia, beach was caught on video. As reported, officers with the Tybee Island Police Department say they responded on Saturday, April 22 to the beach near the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion after callers reported a fight. A nationwide search for attackers ensued. Authorities say a woman has been arrested for the attack.

Responding officers found a woman being treated by bystanders. Police say the woman “appeared to have been badly beaten” with “significant injuries” to her face. “The victim told police she and her adult daughter were on the beach when they were attacked and robbed by a large group of people.”

According to detectives, a few days later they learned that “22-year-old Jasmine Murphey” had shared videos of the attack on social media, accompanied with the comment that she had been “leaving her footprint on Tybee Island.” As reported, the footage was shared “thousands of times by concerned citizens who expressed shock and disgust over the incident.” Reports elaborated that police quickly secured a warrant for Murphey’s arrest. “On Thursday, offices in College Park found Murphey at her job and placed her under arrest. She’s now charged with aggravated assault and robbery.”

Police say the investigation is still ongoing, and they are working to identify more suspects connected with the brutal act of violence. A 24-second video showing the beating can be seen here. Most bystanders only watched the beating while a few people intervened in the attack. As reported by the police department wrote on Facebook, “The men and women of the Tybee Island Police Department would like to thank the social media community, and their friends at the College Park Police Department for all of their assistance in this case.” People with information are urged to contact Detective TJ LeGuin AT 912-786-5600.

D & B Staff

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