York deputy, suspect fall down embankment during struggle

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comOctober 7, 2013 

— A scuffle between a Charlotte man who insisted he was “not going to go to jail tonight” and a York County Sheriff’s deputy who tried to give him a ride sent them both down an embankment last week, deputies say.

A deputy responding to a call about an intoxicated man walking on Sharon Road met with Kevin Eugene Roseboro, 56, who told the officer he was planning to meet his sister in Sharon, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. The deputy tried calling the woman, but didn’t receive an answer.

He got into the deputy’s car so he could be escorted to the house, but became combative when the officer tried buckling his seat belt, the report states. He refused to bring his right leg inside of the car and then got out, refusing to stay inside. The deputy warned him that he could be arrested if he did not comply.

Roseboro didn’t, according to the report, and began resisting the deputy when he tried placing him in handcuffs. Roseboro told the deputy he was “not going to go to jail tonight” and continued struggling with the officer until they both slipped down an embankment.

The deputy managed to control Roseboro and handcuffed him, the report states. He was charged with public disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. In the ensuing scuffle, the deputy received a small cut on his right hand pinky and the knuckle of his left middle finger.

The Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service