Police: Rock Hill woman stabbed girlfriend, spit on officer

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 25, 2014 

— A Rock Hill woman is accused of stabbing her girlfriend in the leg and arm and then spitting in a police officer’s face when he refused to arrest the victim on Monday, authorities say.

Police were sent to a Clinton Avenue home, where Demetria Harris, 33, reported that her girlfriend, Tiffany Jones, stabbed her in the leg and arm with a knife, according to a Rock Hill police report. Police went to Jones’ home on Crawford Road, where she told them that the woman left her house because she was intoxicated and was no longer welcome there.

Authorities began collecting information from people at the home, but one woman, later identified as Beverly Stevenson, 52, allegedly refused to comply with police commands and told officers twice her name was “Hess Mess.” She began pulling away from officers who tried to arrest her. Three officers put her in handcuffs and charged Stevenson with false information to police and resisting arrest.

Police handcuffed Jones, 31, who kept asking if Harris would be arrested, the report states. When police told her Harris would not be charged, Jones allegedly became irate, eventually spitting in an officer’s face. Police put her in the back of a patrol car, where she began kicking at the back of the window and had to be restrained with a hobble cord. She was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and throwing bodily fluids on law enforcement.

Earlier this month, a possession of marijuana charge against Jones was dismissed with the right to restore, meaning it can still be renewed, said Anna Thomas, assistant Rock Hill Municipal Court solicitor. Jones pleaded guilty to an open container charge. The charges stem from a traffic stop on New Year’s Eve in which police found her and Joshua Esskew parked in front of the Executive Inn on North Anderson Road. Police say she had liquor in a cup and a marijuana roach in her purse.

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