Rock Hill man charged with assault after argument over victim’s wife

04/11/2014 12:18 PM

04/11/2014 12:19 PM

A Rock Hill man is accused of beating up another man on a porch after an argument about rumors that he was sleeping with the victim’s wife.

Rock Hill police on Friday charged Darrell Bernard Pearson, 29, of Martin Avenue, with unlawfully carrying a pistol and third-degree assault and battery, according to booking records. Authorities say Pearson’s criminal history prevents him from possessing firearms.

Pearson, whose nickname is “Twin,” is accused of assaulting a 43-year-old man on King Drive on Tuesday, according to a police report. The victim called police after Pearson punched him in the face, “slammed him on the ground” and “grabbed a long-barreled handgun and pointed it at him,” the report states.

At the time, the victim was at a neighbor’s house, he told police, when Pearson arrived and asked him “why he was going around telling people he was sleeping with (the victim’s) wife.”

After the fight on the porch, Pearson is accused of getting a gun from his Cadillac and pointing it at the victim, saying ,“What you going to do now?” according to the report.

Pearson then fled the scene, police say.

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