ROCK HILL — Two Rock Hill teenagers double-teamed their 60-year-old father Tuesday after he tried to discipline one of the boys who was expelled from school, police say.
Officers arrested 17-year-old Andrae Rashawn Lindsey and his 16-year-old brother after they wrestled with their father and threatened him with a knife and chain, according to a Rock Hill police report.
The father told officers that his 16-year-old son tried to fight with him when he confronted him about his expulsion from school, the report states. The boy and his father wrestled for a few seconds when Lindsey entered the fray. The father said Lindsey grabbed a kitchen knife and threatened to hurt him.
The two boys left the house but their father chased after them. Lindsey grabbed a dog chain and threatened to hurt his father again, the report states. The father was able to grab the chain as his son approached him in an aggressive manner. When he picked up his hands to defend himself, the chain swung and hit his son in the right eyebrow, the report states.
Lindsey told police that his father forcefully took the chain from him and hit him in the face several times after fighting with his younger brother. Police could not find any blood on the chain or signs that it had been used repeatedly, the report states.
The father declined to press charges but his sons wanted to leave and stay with their sister. Police escorted the teens into their house to get clothes. While in the house, the two boys began shouting profanities at their father and uttering racial slurs.
The 16-year-old boy tried to charge at the man, but officers placed him in handcuffs. Lindsey kept cursing at his father and pulled away from police when they tried to control him. As officers escorted him to a patrol car, he took out a pack of Marlboro Menthol cigarettes and began smoking it. He also spoke racial epithets at officers.
On the way to jail, Lindsey kept cursing at officers, the report states, and say racial slurs. Lindsey is charged as a minor in possession of tobacco and with public disorderly conduct.
His brother was sent to the York County Detention Center for detainment. He is charged with public disorderly conduct and resisting police and will appear in family court next month.