Report: Rock Hill man wanted in Fla. assaults pregnant girlfriend

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comOctober 21, 2013 

Isiah Tarik Howard

— A wanted Rock Hill man who led police on a short chase was jailed on Saturday after police say he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend because he did not receive his government check.

At about 1:05 p.m., police were sent to an Ellen Avenue home after dispatchers received an open 911 line and heard arguing in the background, according to a Rock Hill police report. When police arrived, they spoke with a woman, 42, who told them that Isiah Tarik Howard, the father of her unborn child, became upset because of money.

The couple began arguing and then Howard, 41, forcefully grabbed her arms and threw her to the ground, the report states. The woman told police she is in her third trimester of pregnancy. Howard came out of the house while his girlfriend spoke with police and began walking away from officers toward the back of the house.

Police commanded him to stop, but Howard told them he had nothing to say and he would not speak with officers, the report states. Police ordered Howard to stop again, but he ran.

Authorities chased Howard and managed to detain him, the report states. He still refused to speak with police, and his girlfriend declined medical treatment.

Police arrested and charged Howard with criminal domestic violence and resisting police, the report states. Officers learned that he was wanted out of Florida for third-degree battery, records show.

Florida authorities told police they would extradite. Howard remains at the Rock Hill jail on a $3,000 bond.

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