Arrested NC man kicks out window of Rock Hill police car

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 13, 2013 

— A North Carolina man arrested by Winthrop police after he sped down Cherry Road without a driver’s license was charged with damaging city property after he kicked out the window of a Rock Hill police officer’s patrol car on Sunday.

At about 7 p.m., Winthrop’s Campus Police stopped Preston Fishe, 20, of Durham, N.C., for speeding and discovered he only had a learner’s permit, according to a Winthrop Police report. Fishe, who couldn’t provide insurance information, said he and his passenger, his younger brother who also didn’t have a license, were lost and trying to get to Pineville.

As police learned the car had a revoked tag and no insurance, an officer could hear Fishe yelling and shouting profanities at his brother, who crawled in the back of the van and began digging around, the report states.

Police arrested Fishe, whose brother told police there was a metal pole under the driver’s seat. Police found the pole, along with a knife. Rock Hill police arrived as Fishe became disorderly and began banging his head against the Winthrop officer’s patrol car.

A Rock Hill police officer took custody of Fishe to take him to jail.

Fishe seemed to calm down, a Rock Hill report states, until he became “combative” and kicked out the back window of the officer’s car while he drove on Eden Terrace, causing $500 worth of damage. The window shattered.

Another officer responded and took Fishe to jail, where he was issued a citation for damage to city property. Winthrop Police cited Fishe with speeding and improper vehicle license, while also charging him with operating an uninsured vehicle, public disorderly conduct and unlawfully carrying a weapon. He was released Monday on a $3,000 bond.

Their mother drove to Rock Hill to pick up Fishe’s younger brother, the reports state.

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