Rock Hill man accused of firing gun at woman, using racial slurs

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comSeptember 23, 2013 

Danny Ray Thornhill

— An intoxicated Rock Hill man was jailed on Friday after police say he shouted racial slurs at a woman and then fired a gun in her direction.

Police called to a Springs Street home at about 7:30 p.m. spoke with the woman, 46, who told them she was working on her car when Danny Ray Thornhill walked out a house and yelled, “hey you,” according to a Rock Hill police report.

When the woman did not reply, Thornhill, 57, uttered a racial epithet, the report states. Another man walked outside just as Thornhill went back inside his house.

A few minutes later, Thornhill walked out with a gun, the report states. He began waving around before he fired it into the ground in the man and woman’s direction. The man was able to get the gun away from Thornhill, who told police he did fire the gun but then claimed he had done nothing wrong.

He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct offering violence, police said. He was released from jail Saturday on a $1,000 bond.

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