Convicted domestic violence offender injures Rock Hill officer during arrest

From staff reports

Anthony Wood
Anthony Wood courtesy of Rock Hill Police

A Rock Hill man accused of head-butting and injuring his girlfriend Wednesday night later injured an officer during his arrest, according to police records.

Authorities charged Anthony Daniel Wood, 29, with criminal domestic violence and resisting arrest, Rock Hill police records show. Wood has pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges twice since 2011, according to York County court records.

On Wednesday, a woman told police that she and Wood were arguing at her apartment when he head-butted her, causing a cut to her face, the incident report states. A neighbor in the apartment complex called 911 after hearing the couple yelling, police say.

The incident happened on Riverview Road around 10:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, the 28-year-old woman was bleeding, the report states. Wood had left the apartment but returned while officers were still on scene.

Officers accuse Wood of being agitated and combative during his arrest. He told officers “I’m about to buck” and then used his shoulder to push an officer, according to police.

The officer sustained injuries on his elbow from Wood’s resistance, the report states.

Wood now faces his fourth charge of criminal domestic violence. Court records show he’s been arrested four times for domestic violence but one of those charges was dismissed in 2013.

Wood has also previously been arrested for other crimes in York County and pleaded guilty to drug charges and burglary, according to court records.