Police: Rock Hill man found drunk on railroad tracks threatens to kill deputy

08/11/2014 2:09 PM

08/11/2014 2:10 PM

Police arrested a man found passed out on railroad tracks southeast of Rock Hill Sunday after he allegedly threatened to kill responding officers.

Michael Newton Bledsoe, 56, of Rock Hill was sitting on the railroad tracks drinking a beer Sunday evening and was intoxicated to the point of slurred speech and difficulty maintaining his balance, a report from the York County Sheriff’s Office states.

Bledsoe was arrested on public disorderly conduct and trespassing charges, yet on the way to jail he made repeated threats against the life of the deputy, the report states.

Bledsoe remains in the York County jail without bond.

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