A Fort Mill man accused of assaulting the mother of his three children in her Rock Hill apartment last month spent weeks working in North Carolina to save up money for his bond before he turned himself in on Wednesday, police say.
Police on March 2 were sent to a unit at Market Place apartments off Heckle Boulevard after receiving calls about a disturbance, according to a Rock Hill police report. Officers found the apartment door kicked in, but could not find anyone inside. They later found the victim, 23, at her neighbor’s apartment.
The woman told police Antwain Sutton, 24, knocked on her front door while covering the peephole. When she did not answer the door, Sutton kicked in the door and went inside, where he grabbed the woman by her hair, threw against a wall and then pushed her onto the couch, the report states. Sutton would not let the woman leave the apartment and wound up damaging her cell phone before he left.
The woman explained that she and Sutton have three children and once lived together until a month earlier when he was evicted, the report states. She claimed Sutton had a previous criminal domestic violence charge for an assault on her, and she had a no contact order in place. Police issued warrants on Sutton charging him with kidnapping, burglary and first-degree criminal domestic violence.
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Police had been communicating with Sutton since his warrants were activated. A warrants officer learned he was in North Carolina working in an effort to save up money he would need for his bond. Sutton agreed to meet the officer at the Rock Hill Law Center on Wednesday so his warrants could be served.
York County Sheriff’s deputies also had bench warrants on Sutton after he failed to appear for a court appearance on a November 2013 unlawful neglect of a child charge. Police charged Sutton with the felony last year after they say he went to a friend’s house to play video games while his 4-year-old son was found wandering outside without any clothes.