Fort Mill Times

Police blotter - April 22, 2009

Man accused of chasing woman with car

A Tega Cay man was jailed after police said he chased his live in girlfriend with a car as she ran screaming, "Help me," according to a police report.

Authorities charged Steven Donald Garmon, 20, of Tega Cay, with first-degree criminal domestic violence, according to a report from the Tega Cay Police Department.

The report notes that police responded to a home on Tega Cay Drive, where a witness reported hearing tires spinning on dirt gravel and seeing an 18-year-old woman running in front of a car screaming, the report notes.

A judge set Garmon's bond at $2,125 before he was released April 18, an official at the York County Detention Center said. Garmon's court date is slated for May 12.

Unconscious woman

A Fort Mill man faces several charges in connection with an incident in which police said they found an unresponsive woman, according to a police report.

John William Ferrell, 48, of 726 Kings Court, was charged with simple assault/criminal domestic violence, fourth offense; failure to stop for a blue light and siren, and driving under the influence, according to a report from the Fort Mill Police Department.

Ferrell's charges stem from a domestic violence call at 919 Eighth St. in Rock Hill, where authorities found an unresponsive woman, the report notes. When police located Ferrell, the report notes, he accelerated his vehicle in reverse at a high rate of speed before leading police on a brief chase through some Rock Hill streets.

Ferrell's bond was set at $58,000, according to a Web site maintained by the York County Sheriff's Office. He remained in custody Monday evening at the detention center.

Police reports of all felonies and any major misdemeanors are compiled weekly from local law enforcement agency records. Charges do not necessarily result in a conviction, and people who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty.