Crime

Police: Six children removed from Rock Hill home without power

A Rock Hill woman who has been living with six children in a home without electricity or power was arrested Tuesday after she threatened a woman who was offering to help.

The victim told police she had been giving aid to Salisha Hemphill, 26, when she discovered Hemphill’s home on Walnut Street had no running water or electricity, according to a Rock Hill Police report. They were using candles for lighting.

The victim reported Hemphill to the Department of Social Services so they could pick up the children, aged 2 to 8, the report states.

After the children were placed into emergency protective custody, Hemphill called the victim and threatened to kill her, according to the report.

Hemphill was charged with disorderly conduct for offering violence. She is held at the Rock Hill jail on a $470 bond. Police and DSS continue to investigate.

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