A Rock Hill man nicknamed “Cheeseburger” was arrested Monday in connection with a burglary and assault in a Rock Hill hotel, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.
Markey Antonio Shannon, 33, of Rock Hill turned himself in to the Rock Hill Police Department. He has been charged with first-degree burglary, malicious injury to personal property, assault and battery and failure to appear.
An employee of the Hillside Inn at 126 N. Anderson Road told deputies that a man broke into one of the rooms at about 12:30 a.m. June 6 and assaulted the occupant, the report states.
The victim, a 50-year-old man, told police he was “sitting on the bed in his room when an unknown black male pulled the screen off the window, pushed the window open and jumped in the window and began assaulting him,” the report says.
He told deputies the assailant pulled him out of the room and threw his phone into the parking lot, breaking it, the report says.
Deputies said the victim had some bruises and lacerations on his face, and scrapes on his knees from being dragged out of the room.
The victim said that after he got away from his assailant, he heard someone from a nearby bowling alley yell at the suspect with a nickname, “Cheeseburger.” The suspect acknowledged the person who yelled as he was fleeing, the report states.
A deputy searched the sheriff’s office computer system for the nickname “Cheeseburger,” and found Shannon with photographs. The victim identified that suspect from the photographs as the man who had assaulted him, the report states.
Shannon’s bond has been set at $43,212.50.
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