Rock Hill man charged with spitting on officers after fighting with brother

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comAugust 24, 2013 

Travonte Ross

— A Rock Hill man police say was drunk and fighting with his brother was charged with throwing bodily fluids after he spit on several police officers and staff at the jail this week.

At about 1 a.m. Thursday, police responded to Walnut Street after receiving word of a disturbance, according to a Rock Hill police report. When they arrived, they found Travonte Ross, 26, “very agitated.”

He was uncooperative with officers after they learned he and his brother had been fighting, the report states. Police told Ross and his brother to separate for the night, but Ross refused to leave the sidewalk and started fighting with his brother again.

Police arrested and charged Ross with public disorderly intoxication and placed him in an officer’s patrol car, the report states. Once inside, Ross began to kick on the door. Three police officers worked to restrain him, but Ross spit on the policemen.

Police placed Ross in leg restraints and took him to jail, where he was also charged with three counts of throwing bodily fluids on law enforcement.

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