2 arrested on weapons charges after Rock Hill fight

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJune 5, 2014 

— A man and woman who went to a Rock Hill home for a fight have both been accused of weapons charges this week after police say the man pointed and waved a gun at victims outside, while the woman held several people at bay with a stun gun and pepper spray.

At about 5 p.m. Sunday police were sent to a Dotson Street home, off Ebenezer Road, about a fight involving several people and weapons, according to a Rock Hill police report. A woman told police that a man she knew as “Mario” came to the house in a gray Dodge Durango to fight another man. Two women were sitting outside on the porch when the suspect, identified as Mario Houze, got out a car, pulled out a handgun, racked the slide and began waving it around at the residents. Houze, 24, soon put the gun back in the car and began fighting with the man, the report states.

Joining Houze was a woman, who pulled out a hand-held stun gun and pepper spray and ordered “everyone in the yard to back away,” the report states. Three witnesses told police they saw Houze wave the gun before watching him throw it back into the Dodge Durango. While police were still on scene, the unidentified woman pulled up to the house in the same car, explaining that she was looking for her gun because someone stole it after Houze threw it back inside. The woman, identified as Chimere Crawford, 24, allowed police to search the car, where they found the stun gun and pepper spray. They also found Houze’s wallet and his state ID in the car.

Crawford told police she dropped Houze off at the corner of Constitution Boulevard and Cherry Road, the report states. Police were unable to find Houze in the area. Crawford was arrested and charged with public disorderly conduct offering violence and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Police issued warrants on Houze, charging him with four counts of pointing and presenting a firearm. He was arrested on Wednesday after turning himself in at the Rock Hill Law Center.

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