Police: Rock Hill man turns himself in after threatening wife with knife

A Rock Hill man turned himself in on a domestic violence charge Tuesday after police say he threatened his wife with a knife.

Travis Pope, 28, turned himself in at the Moss Justice Center in York after his wife told police that he became physically violent following an argument about their 2-week-old child, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.

An officer responded Monday to a Lawonna Drive residence, where Pope’s wife told police he was angry their child had been crying all morning and that he wasn’t able to sleep. The report states that Travis started yelling at her and told her to “shut that baby up.”

Pope reportedly left the residence and came back about an hour later. When Pope returned, the victim said she was speaking with her mother on the phone. Pope snatched the phone, according to the report, threw it on the floor and destroyed it.

The report states that Pope pushed the victim onto a couch and tore her sweater off. When she ran into a bedroom to grab her baby, the report states, Pope came into the room with a knife and said, “If I see cops here, I am going to kill you.”

The victim told police that Pope left and she did not know where he went.

The report said the victim told police that the entire incident happened in front of their 2-week-old and 1-year-old child, her 6-year-old child and her 13-year-old nephew.

In interviews with the officer, both the 6-year-old and 13-year-old stated that Pope had a knife and threatened to kill the victim.

David Thackham: 803-329-4066, @dthackham