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Authorities enter home to end 2 1/2-hour standoff

A Rock Hill man triggered a standoff of more than two hours Friday after police say he choked and threatened to cut his pregnant girlfriend before barricading himself in a mobile home.

Authorities charged Johnny Ray Osborne Jr., 24, of 1200 Winchester Drive with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, said Lt. David Frye of York County Sheriff's Office.

A confrontation between Osborne and the woman happened around 10:50 a.m. Friday, police said. The woman had left the house and was coming back to retrieve her possessions, police said.

"The female said she was pushed down to the ground, choked and struck by him," Frye said. "At some point, he pulled out a box cutter and threatened to cut her."

The woman, who is pregnant with Osborne's child, fled the home and notified police, Frye said.

Meanwhile, police couldn't get Osborne to communicate.

"He basically locked himself inside," Frye said.

The Rock Hill Police Department and its bomb unit assisted in the standoff that ended after 2 1/2 hours when the York County SWAT team entered the home, sheriff's Capt. Glenn Williams said.

"He was hidden under a bed," Williams said.

Osborne's bond had not been set Friday evening. He remained in custody at York County Detention Center.

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