Police: Rock Hill man assaults father, brother with furniture dolly, candlestick holder

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJanuary 28, 2014 


— A Rock Hill man is in jail after police say he assaulted his father with a furniture dolly and hit his brother in the head with a candlestick holder several times on Monday.

Police were sent to a Jackson Street home, adjacent to Confederate Park, at about 6:30 a.m. for a call about a fight, according to a Rock hill police report. Neighbors pointed police to the suspect, Jonathan Cannimore Jr., who they found walking up the street about four houses from his family home.

Cannimore, 24, suffered from several small cuts on his face and hands, the report states. Police went to Cannimore’s home, where they found glass from a broken window and screen door strewn on the porch. They also found a broken glass candle holder. Police walked inside and found a woman applying pressure to a 24-year-old man’s head, while an older man, 46, cleaned glass from the floor. The younger man, identified as Cannimore’s brother, suffered from cuts on his head that required medical attention. The older man, Cannimore’s father, had several small cuts on his arms.

Cannimore’s father told police his son hit him on the arm with a furniture dolly, the report states. Cannimore’s brother told police Cannimore hit him on the head several times with a glass candle holder. Police arrested Cannimore, charging him with third-degree assault and battery for the attack on his father and second-degree assault and battery for the attack on his brother. On Tuesday, Cannimore was still being held at the York County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

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