Rock Hill man accused of assault hospitalized after scuffle with police

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comOctober 7, 2013 


— A Rock Hill man who police say attacked his sister and her friend on Saturday had to have Taser probes removed from his shoulder after he punched another man and fought with a police officer.

At about 2:15 a.m., police were sent to a Runnymede Lane home, off Heckle Boulevard in the Tysons Forest subdivision, after receiving calls about an assault, according to a Rock Hill police report. When they arrived, they found the homeowner, 35, and another man, 45, trying to control 23-year-old Christian Allen Stevenson, who was on the ground.

Stevenson, the report states, shouted profanities at police before he jumped to his feet and confronted the officer trying to put handcuffs on him. The homeowner stepped in between Stevenson and the officer, but Stevenson shoved him away and tried punching him.

Stevenson jerked away from an officer, who warned him that he would deploy his stun gun if he did not calm down. Stevenson punched the homeowner who tried to calm him down a second time. Officers fired their Taser at Stevenson, hitting him in the right shoulder. He was then placed in handcuffs.

Police spoke with Stevenson’s sister, who suffered from a cut above her left eye, a hurt nose and ribs, swelling on the right side of her forehead and scrapes on both legs from her ankles to her knees. The woman, 19, told police Stevenson punched her in the face, kicked her in the ribs and dragged her on the ground when she tried to stop him from attacking her friend, 20.

The friend told police he was speaking with the woman outside when Stevenson returned home from a bar and began “attacking him for no reason,” according to the report. The man suffered from a busted lip, bloody nose and bruises to his left side.

Paramedics removed the Taser probes from Stevenson’s shoulder and took him to Piedmont Medical Center at his family’s request, police said. Stevenson was charged with two counts of third-degree assault and battery.

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