Convicted felon arrested in Rock Hill on gun charges

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 4, 2013 

— A Rock Hill man forbidden from carrying weapons fled from police Wednesday when officers received a tip that he might be walking around with a pistol.

Jermichael La’nard Reid, 18, is charged with possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime, unlawfully carrying a pistol and pointing and presenting a firearm, according to a Rock Hill Police report. He was also issued a citation for resisting arrest.

Police searched for Reid around 4 p.m. after receiving a tip that he might have a pistol, the report states. Officers found him standing at the intersection of Friedheim Road and Wilson Street.

When they pulled up beside him, Reid fled on foot, running towards Simpson Street, according to the report. As he ran, Reid pulled a pistol from his clothes.

After a “short foot pursuit,” police took Reid into custody on Simpson Street and found that he ditched the gun behind apartments on Friedheim Road.

Court records show that Reid in December pleaded guilty to kidnapping after police say he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend in a Black Street home. The woman, 22, claimed Reid locked the room door before slapping her in the face, grabbing her neck, slamming her head into a wall and threatening to kill her and her unborn child.

He received credit for 183 days he had already served in jail.

While incarcerated, he was charged with third-degree assault and battery after attacking two York County Detention Center officers escorting him to his cell.

Both officers suffered minor injuries. Reid pleaded guilty to those charges, as well, and received credit for time served.

In 2011, he pleaded guilty to pointing and presenting a firearm and unlawfully carrying a pistol after he shot at a Rock Hill man on two separate occasions, prosecutors said. He was sentenced to three years probation.

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