A 50-year-old man said he was sitting in his Rock Hill hotel room when a man broke in and assaulted him, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
An employee of Hillside Inn at 126 N. Anderson Road told the deputies an unknown man broke into one of the rooms at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and assaulted the occupant, the report states.
The victim told police “he was sitting on the bed when an unknown black male pulled the screen of the window, pushed the window open and jumped in, and began assaulting him,” the report states. He said the suspect pulled him out of the room while assaulting him and took his phone, throwing it across the parking lot and breaking it, the report says.
The victim said after he got away from his assailant, he heard someone from a nearby bowling alley yell at the suspect with a nickname, “Cheeseburger.” The suspect acknowledged the person who yelled as he was fleeing, the report states.
The deputies noted bruising and lacerations on the victim’s face, along with scrapes on his knees from being dragged out of the room.
K-9 units were called, but were unable to track the suspect, the report says.
A deputy searched the sheriff’s office computer system for the nickname “Cheeseburger,” and found a man named Markey Shannon, 33, of Rock Hill with photographs. The victim identified that suspect from the photographs as the man who assaulted him, the report states.
Warrants were issued for Shannon on charges of burglary first degree, malicious injury to property, and assault and battery third degree, the report states.
Catherine Muccigrosso: 803-329-4069