A Clover man upset that his dog was taken to the pound is in jail after deputies say he broke a man’s wrist with a rake and pistol-whipped another man with a BB gun, leaving him with serious head injuries, on Tuesday.
At about 5:30 p.m., deputies were called to a Drifstone Trail home in Clover after receiving complaints from a woman that Jonathan Akeem Adams, 21, was armed with a gun and assaulting people, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.
When police arrived, they found a group of about 10 people yelling and arguing in the yard, the report states. Deputies detained Adams, who was “still very agitated and upset” and “wasn’t making a whole lot of sense, but said he was upset over his dog” and had gone to confront three men.
Adams told police that he had a BB gun and he hit a man, 23, in the head with it because the man “brushed up on him,” the report states. He said he hit a second man, 20, with a rake because he defended himself.
Police spoke with a third man, 24, who said he was home with the other two men when Adams, who had previously been ordered not to trespass at the man’s home after once kicking in the door, came on his property upset about his dog going to the pound, the report states.
Adams, who stashed a gun in his waistband, began yelling, the man told police, before he took out the gun, pistol-whipped the first victim, ran and dumped the gun in the woods, the report states. The three victims went to a Lawrence Road home near Adams’ parents’ house to get help for the man who was pistol-whipped.
That’s when Adams arrived with a rake and hit the second man on the wrist, leaving it “badly swollen and bent in a strange way,” police said. The man who had been pistol-whipped had a large cut and bump on his head that would not stop bleeding. He also complained of feeling dizzy and sick to his stomach, police said. EMS took him to Piedmont Medical Center for treatment, while the man with the broken wrist refused transport.
Adams was charged with three counts of pointing and presenting a firearm, two counts of second-degree assault and battery, trespassing and burglary. He is held at the York County Detention Center.
Police could not find the BB gun.