Rock Hill men armed with bricks, glass bottle arrested after police break up fight

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJanuary 30, 2014 

— A Rock Hill man whom police say was armed with two bricks and seconds away from getting into a brawl with another man wielding a glass bottle ended up in jail after authorities say he resisted a police officer who tried to arrest him on Wednesday.

Police were sent to a Summit Street home at about 5 p.m. after they received word about a fight in progress, according to a Rock Hill police report. While police were on their way, a woman flagged them down and directed them in the direction of Summit Street and Arlington Avenue. There, police found Arkeem Hayden, 20, facing off with Demarius Blake, 22. Hayden had two bricks in his hands, while Blake clutched onto a glass bottle.

Police commanded both men to drop the objects in their hands, but neither man listened, the report states. Police drew their weapons and reiterated their orders as the two men began moving closer to officers, the report states. As they got closer to the officers, both men dropped their would-be weapons as an officers grabbed their arms and began to arrest them. Hayden began resisting against an officer, who slipped in the snow as he tried to subdue Hayden.

The officer managed to gain control of Hayden by restricting his head movements as more officers arrived and tried to stop him from resisting, the report states. Once an officer warned him he would be stunned with a Taser if he continued resisting, Hayden stopped his struggle with police. Both he and Blake were charged with disorderly conduct, fighting. Hayden was also charged with resisting arrest. Neither Hayden nor the officer suffered any injuries requiring medical treatment.

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