2 arrested after attack at Rock Hill bar

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 2, 2013 

— Two men were arrested, and one of them held at Taser-point, late Wednesday after police accuse them of attacking two bar employees outside a Rock Hill club while they were taking out trash.

Police were patrolling the area around the Firewater Club, formerly The Money, on Cherry Road when an officer noticed a fight in the parking lot at about 9:50 p.m., according to a Rock Hill Police report. According to police, Fort Mill’s Kenneth Allen Baker, 31, and John Duncan, 21, were assaulting Ben Happach, 38, Theodore Pitts, 36, who both work at the bar.

Officers ordered Baker and Duncan to back away, and both complied, the report states. An officer held a Taser at Duncan because he wouldn’t comply when officers told him to place his hands on their patrol car.

Happach had been punched in the mouth and Pitts had been struck in the back of the head, police say. Both men said they were taking out the garbage when Baker and Duncan approached Pitts and started attacking him.

Happach tried to defend Pitts, he told police, but was also on the receiving end of Baker and Duncan’s attack, the report states.

A witness, also a club employee, told police he saw the entire incident. Baker and Duncan were both charged with public disorderly conduct and taken to jail, the report states.

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