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Report: Baxter Woman choked over gas money

Report: Baxter woman choked over gas money

A Fort Mill woman told authorities her 40-year-old unemployed boyfriend pinned her down and choked her with bed sheets because she refused to give him money for gas, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

The woman, 35, told deputies that around 5 p.m. Aug. 27 her boyfriend from Charlotte came to her Baxter Village home and asked for gas money because he doesn’t have a job. She refused and the boyfriend became angry, the report states. That’s when he allegedly held the woman down and choked her, including holding bed sheets across her throat, the Baxter woman told deputies.

She also said he took $20, her house keys and a new pair of shoes, the report states.

The woman called for help and deputies responded moments later, but the suspect had left the home. Deputies obtained a warrant for Jarvis Lamar Massey, 40, of Charlotte, who was not in custody at the time of the report.

Car stolen from Plaza Fiesta mall

A car was reported stolen from the Plaza Fiesta Mall last week, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The report states the owner of a 1995 Honda Civic called police on Aug. 27 to report her car missing from the mall’s parking lot. Sometime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. the car was taken from the lot. Police obtained video surveillance of the car driving away, but could not see how the car was accessed, the report states.

The vehicle is described as a blue sedan with a faded black hood and peeling paint on the trunk. It has not been located.

Currency stolen from safe

A Fort Mill man is missing collectible coins and $2 bills after they were allegedly taken from a locked safe, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The man, 47, told deputies sometime between Aug. 24 and Aug. 26 the items went missing. He said his fiancé’s son had some friends staying at his Parkers Ferry home during that time and they are suspected of taking the currency, the report states. Investigators took fingerprint evidence and a list of the guests.

No arrests have been made.

Report: Teen tried to run over mom with car

A Fort Mill woman told police her 17-year-old son nearly ran over her while backing their car out of the driveway following an argument, according to a Fort Mill Police Department report.

The report states the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23. The mom had been arguing with her son over a school project, when the teen tried to leave their home, the report states. The mother attempted to block his car in the driveway by placing a trash can behind it and standing directly behind the vehicle herself, the report states. The woman told police her son looked at her, but backed up at a high rate of speed, hitting her arm with the car and knocking over the trash can, the report states.

He drove to his father’s house. The woman called both 911 and the Fort Mill Police Department. But she declined to press charges. She was not seriously injured.

Man, woman said they were assaulted with Louisville Slugger

A Fort Mill man faces assault charges after he was accused of assaulting a man and a woman with a Lousiville Slugger baseball bat, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The report states police received a call for help around 11 p.m. Aug. 20. They responded to a home on Pine Street to find the suspect, identified as Marvin Terry Strait, 51, of Fort Mill allegedly standing in the driveway holding the bat. He was ordered to drop the bat and was then arrested.

The first victim, a 47-year-old woman, told police the suspect hit her with the bat and a second victim, a 57-year-old male, told police he was choked with the bat, the report states. No other details were released.

Man tells police tape measure was weapon

A Fort Mill man has been charged with assault after a victim told police he threw a tape measure at him, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The alleged incident happened Aug. 26 around 8 p.m. The 53-year-old man told officers that during an argument the suspect, John Spencer McDaris, 40, hit him twice and then threw a tape measure at him. McDaris was allegedly intoxicated, according to the report.

McDaris was charged with assault and battery.

Compiled by Adam O’Daniel

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.