Police: Rock Hill man tried to assault officers during arrest

A Rock Hill man was outfitted with a spit mask and leg restraints after police say he tried assaulting officers attempting to arrest him when he drunkenly threatened several people with a stick on Saturday.

A woman told police at about 1 p.m. that a shirtless man with numerous tattoos walked into her backyard and asked her if “there was a party” happening, according to a Rock Hill police report. He then crossed over into the next yard and threatened people with a stick. Police found the suspect, identified as Nicholas Glenn Hines, 25, in a yard on Cedar Grove Lane off North Cherry Road. When officers pulled into the driveway, Hines tried going into the house but officers managed to detain him.

Police determined that Hines was drunk, the report states, and spoke with several witnesses who believed Hines was drunk. When officers told Hines he would be arrested, the suspect allegedly became belligerent and resistant to officers.

Police say he spit on an officer’s patrol car and towards the officers on scene. Police restrained Hines against another officer’s patrol car, but the suspect tried kicking a police sergeant. An officer stunned Hines with his Taser to stop him from attacking.

Police then outfitted with a spit mask and leg restraints while en route to jail, where he was charged with public disorderly intoxication and resisting police.