Father charged in abduction case
The father of an 11-month-old girl abducted Wednesday was arrested that afternoon after the toddler was found safe in Fairfield County, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.
Authorities suspected Casey Sinclair, 27, of Rock Hill of taking his daughter from the Catawba/Lesslie area around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday while intoxicated and in a fit of rage.
He was arrested after SLED agents and Fairfield County deputies located them Wednesday afternoon, a SLED release states.
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Sinclair was charged with the use of a vehicle without the owner's consent, said Capt. Jerry Hoffman of the York County Sheriff's Office. Hoffman said further investigation is pending, and the department will determine if other charges are warranted.
-- Kimberly Dick
Rock Hill man charged after two-state chase
A Rock Hill man tried to hit a police officer's car and led police on a 45-minute chase into North Carolina trying to elude a family court bench warrant, police said.
North Carolina authorities charged Roosevelt Antonio Johnson, 26, whose last known address was 329 Arnold St., with injury to personal property and communicating threats, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office Web site.
Johnson faces multiple charges in York County in addition to the family court bench warrant, including assault and battery with intent to kill and traffic violations, said Lt. Jim Fudge of York County Sheriff's Office.
Around noon Thursday, police tried to serve Johnson with the family court warrant at Magnolia Manor on Murray Drive in Rock Hill, Fudge said. But, Johnson failed to stop his vehicle, Fudge said.
"As he was fleeing, he attempted to run into the officer's vehicle," Fudge said.
No one was injured during the pursuit. The sheriff's office was assisted in the chase by the N.C Highway Patrol. Johnson remained in custody Thursday night in Charlotte.
Family event Saturday at Knights Stadium
FORT MILL -- New Life 91.9 will have its third Faith, Family and Freedom celebration Saturday at Knights Stadium.
A tailgate party will begin at 4 p.m. and stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. The main events begin at 6 p.m. The tailgate party will feature family activities such as face painting, inflatable games, food vendors and a skate show by South Town Riders.
Main event attractions include musical performances by NewsBoys, 7 Miles and Britt Nicole. Jose Zayas will be the guest speaker. The event will conclude with a fireworks show. Tickets are available online at www.newlife919.com or at the Knights box office at (704) 364-6637. Tickets for center stage infield for groups of 10 or more are available for $5 each. Stadium seats are $10 to $20.
At the event, donations will be accepted for Operation Hand-Up, an organization providing school supplies to needy children.
-- Mary Jo Balasco
Fundraiser to benefit women's shelter
YORK -- The RE/MAX family day fundraiser to benefit Tender Hearts House of Hope women's shelter will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Filtration Group Plant, 1200 Filbert Highway.
Activities include hot air balloon rides, face painting and a bounce house. Food will be provided by Lake Wylie Junction. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for Tender Hearts House of Hope.
House of Hope's women's shelter addresses the needs of homeless women and children in York County by providing emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and education to struggling women with children.
-- Mary Jo Balasco