2 men charged after fight at Fort Mill homeless camp

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comAugust 19, 2013 

A pocket-knife fight between two men at a homeless camp in Fort Mill resulted in broken teeth and arrests last weekend, deputies say.

Deputies called to an assault behind the Motel 6 on Foothills Way in Fort Mill at about 7 p.m. Friday met with Matthew Ray Jones, who told police Myron Dean attacked him and knocked out part of his tooth, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. He refused medical treatment but told police he and Dean had been drinking at the homeless camp when they began to argue.

Jones told deputies that he and Dean started shoving each other before Dean pulled out a pocket knife, the report states. Jones pulled one out, as well. That’s when another man intervened and broke up the fight.

Jones claimed that Dean called him to the road, where they began to fight again. Dean told deputies that it was Jones who first became belligerent and first pulled out a knife, the report states.

The man who broke up the fight told police that Jones instigated the fight, but they were mutual combatants, the report states. He stepped away for a minute only to find Dean and Jones on the ground fighting again.

Dean and Jones were both arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery, the report states. They were both released from jail Saturday on $470 bonds each.

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