Police: Fort Mill teen fugitive caught with beer, vodka at Rock Hill park

A Fort Mill man wanted by police for resisting arrest told Rock Hill officers he ran from police from because he thought he was fast enough to get away, according to police documents.

Officers at 11:30 p.m. Thursday were patrolling Confederate Park when they found an occupied car in the parking lot, according to a Rock Hill police report. Because the car was in the park after hours, officers went to speak with the driver. They also encountered the left rear passenger, identifying him as Joshua Keene, 18. Police realized that Keene was wanted by Fort Mill Police for resisting arrest and unlawful possession of beer/wine under 21. Officers found an open bottle of Exclusive-brand vodka under the rear passenger’s door.

Police ordered Keene out of the car and tried detaining him, at which point he tried to run, the report states. Officers quickly caught him. Keene claimed ownership of the bottle of liquor. Inside the car, police found a cold 12 ounce can of Natural Light in the backseat cup holder where Keene had been sitting.

Police arrested Keene, charging him with resisting police and two counts of unlawful possession of beer under 21, the report states. His outstanding warrants with the Fort Mill Police Department were also served on him.