Three teens and a man were arrested Tuesday after a Rock Hill homeowner told police they threatened to rob and shoot him with his own gun, police say.
At about 5:30 p.m., officers were sent to a Frayser Street home, off Lucas Street, after a man reported that several teens harassed his daughter as she tried to leave his home, according to a Rock Hill police report. The suspects, all men, began harassing her, prompting her father to watch her closely as she walked to her car.
Minutes later, he heard his dogs barking outside. When he went outside, the same four suspects yelled obscenities at him, warning that they would come back to his house and rob him. One man allegedly displayed a knife, the report states. The man told the suspects he had a gun. One of the people, identified as Darius Allen, 17, stuck his head over the top of the man’s fence and allegedly told him to hit him. Another teen, 13, told the man he would take his gun from him and shoot him with it.
A witness told police he heard the teen threaten to rob the man before they went toward Glencarin Gardens. Allen allegedly threatened to rob the witness, the report states, and began running toward his car.The witness got into his car and drove away, but Allen chased the car.
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A third witness told police he saw Allen yelling at the homeowner over the fence and heard someone in the group of men say they would rob the man. Police found the four suspects running through the gardens, the report states. Three of the suspects complied with officers, but Allen would not respond to orders and tried to flee. He also resisted an officer’s efforts to arrest him. Once in jail, the suspects claimed the homeowner pointed a gun at him.
Police charged Allen with disorderly conduct offering violence and resisting police. Christopher Spake, 22, who police say had the knife, was charged with offering violence. Michael Humphries, 18, was charged with offering violence, and the 13-year-old teen was charged with offering violence but later released to his mother.