Report: Rock Hill man assaulted pregnant girlfriend, pointed gun at her father

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJanuary 17, 2014 

— Police say a Rock Hill man drew a gun on his pregnant girlfriend’s father after the dad tried defending his daughter from the suspect’s assault early Friday.

Police were sent to an Arch Drive home at about 12:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a man with a gun, according to a Rock Hill police report. An officer found Antavious Baxter, 22, getting out the driver’s side door of a silver Chevrolet Malibu parked in front of the house. Unsure if Baxter was the man with the gun, the officer ordered him to the ground as backup arrived.

The victim, a 20-year-old woman who told police she and Baxter live together and are expecting their first child, explained that she and Baxter were in the bedroom arguing when it turned physical, the report states. They both began hitting each other until Baxter “whipped” her in the face with a pair of headphones. He snatched away the keys to her car and pushed her down onto the bed when she went to grab her laptop, the report states.

Her father, 57, came into the room, the report states, and showed Baxter a knife that was still in a case “to try and get Baxter to stop because (his daughter) is pregnant,” the report states. Once Baxter saw the knife, he reached under the bed’s mattress and grabbed a gun, holding it at the woman’s father and ordering him to drop the knife. The father complied, police reported, as Baxter left the house with the gun.

Police searched both Baxter and the car but could not find a gun, the report states. They did find the knife the father used to thwart Baxter’s attack.

Police arrested Baxter, charging him with criminal domestic violence and pointing and presenting a firearm.

By Friday morning, he was still in jail on a $4,000 bond.

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