Rock Hill man accused of assaulting police officers

adouglas@heraldonline.comJune 21, 2013 

A man tried to punch a Rock Hill police officer Thursday afternoon at an apartment complex as officers investigated a report of people smoking marijuana on a breezeway, according to a police report.

Later in jail, the man is accused of punching a corrections officer on his chin, the report states.

Police arrested Charles Otis Dixon, 50, of Rock Hill after he tried to avoid talking to police at an apartment complex on South York Avenue, according to the report.

Officers arrived at the complex just before 5 p.m. to investigate a tip of two men smoking marijuana on the breezeway, the report states.

Police say Dixon tried walking away from the breezeway when he saw officers pull up and pushed an officer before running into a nearby apartment, according to the report.

Inside the apartment, the officer tried to arrest Dixon but he “yanked away” and tried to punch another officer who arrived as back up, the report states.

Rock Hill police have charged Dixon with public display of alcohol, resisting police and two counts of assault and battery, third degree, according to the report.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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