Rock Hill officers arrest 3 people while patrolling Market Place Apartments

Three people were arrested Thursday night at Market Place Apartments in Rock Hill after officers were asked by the property’s manager to patrol the area for potential problems.

Rock Hill officers were first called to the apartments around 4:30 p.m. When they arrived, officers attempted to identify people who were standing around in a large group on one of the apartment’s porches, according to a police report.

Police said they were called before to the complex in reference to numerous people hanging around.

The mother of one of the people there became upset and started yelling, using curse words, police say. Because there were several children present and the potential for the mother to start “a larger issue,” officers arrested the woman.

Latasha Dickerson, 37, of Rock Hill, was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with the incident, according to police records. Several other people were warned and given a trespass notice from the apartments.

About an hour later, officers returned to the apartment complex where they say they found a man still on the property although he’d already been given a trespass notice. Officers say the man was inside a car without a seatbelt on and that he had been drinking.

When questioned, the man allegedly became belligerent with officers. He told police that he lived at Market Place Apartments with his wife and five children, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

Officers arrested Rodney Wilks, 36, of Rock Hill for trespassing, police records show.

The third arrest at the complex came several hours later when Rock Hill officers were patrolling Heckle Boulevard, near the apartment complex. Officers arrested a second man for being at the apartment complex although he was “banned” earlier in the evening, according to a police report.

Donvontre Robinson was charged with trespassing after officers saw him driving away from the complex and making an improper turn, the police report states. Robinson also was charged with possession of marijuana first offense and unlawful possession of a weapon because he had a pistol with the serial number removed, according to police records.