Rock Hill police use stun gun on domestic violence suspect

adouglas@heraldonline.comApril 5, 2013 

Police officers used a stun gun on a Rock Hill man early Friday morning after they say he resisted arrest during a domestic violence call, according to a Rock Hill police report.

The man, 24, ran toward Rock Hill officers when they arrived at the home around 1:35 a.m.

Officers were dispatched in reference to shouting and a couple arguing, the report states.

The man pushed two officers after they asked him to stop and answer questions.

While trying to handcuff the man, one officer used his stun gun to gain control over him, the report states.

Once inside the patrol car, the man kicked the car’s window, causing $500 in damage, police say.

The man’s girlfriend told officers they were arguing and she locked herself in the bathroom, the report states.

A witness told police that the man had a spatula and was trying to pry open the bathroom door while yelling at his girlfriend.

During the scuffle, one officer sustained injuries to both elbows.

The man was charged with criminal domestic violence, resisting arrest and damage to city property, according to the report.

He was also charged with possession of marijuana after police found 15 grams of marijuana on the ground near the man after the struggle to arrest him, the report states.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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