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Tega Cay police accuse Rock Hill teen of dealing pot

Tega Cay Police accuse teen of dealing pot

A 17-year-old Rock Hill resident was arrested on suspicion of dealing marijuana, according to a Tega Cay Police report.

The report states a police officer on patrol stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Hwy. 160 in Tega Cay earlier this month. The officer allegedly smelled a strong scent of marijuana and observed burned blunts in the vehicle, the report states. He received permission from the driver, identified as Branden Howard Stokes, 17, of Rock Hill, to search the car and then allegedly found a small scale with 13 grams of marijuana resting on it inside the center console of the vehicle, the report states.

The officer also reported finding 58 small bags commonly used for packaging marijuana, the report states. Stokes was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Wife says husband pointed gun at her

Tega Cay Police charged a 58-year-old man with aggravated domestic violence after he was accused of pointing a handgun at his wife and threatening to kill her, according to a Tega Cay Police report.

Police came to the Tega Cay home in response to a 911 call last week. They found a woman in tears saying her husband had hit her in the face and threatened her life with a gun, the report states. The woman had bruises consistent with her story.

Police searched the home and found the suspect locked in a downstairs room. He followed police commands and came out of the room unarmed. He told police his gun was locked in a safe in the room and he had not threatened anyone. But witnesses told police that before they arrived the man had struck his wife and pointed the 9mm handgun at her making threats to shoot her, the report states.

Police arrested the man at the scene. His name is being withheld to protect the identity of his wife.

Woman confronted by pack of dogs

A Fort Mill woman was bitten by one of three dogs running loose in her neighborhood, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The attack occurred in the Cascade neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20, the victim told police. The woman, 45, told police she was walking her dog on a leash when three large, white dogs running loose approached them. The three loose animals began fighting and bit the woman on her calf in the process, according to the police report.

Officers were able to catch one of the dogs. The dogs’ owner, a 53-year-old resident of the neighborhood, was located and issued a citation for allowing her animals to roam free. The case was turned over to animal control officials.

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.

Compiled by Adam O’Daniel