Crime

Rock Hill woman accused of smashing TV, lying to police

Avila
Avila courtesy of Rock Hill Police

A Rock Hill woman was jailed Sunday after allegedly ripping a TV from the wall, stomping on it and telling police it was damaged during a confrontation with her child’s father, according to Rock Hill Police.

Isella Nicole Avila, 26, of Paces Landing Avenue was charged with damage to personal property and providing false information to police. She was placed in the Rock Hill city jail, where she remained Monday under $3,000 bond.

Officers responded to a home on the 1900 block of Paces Landing Avenue about 3:15 a.m. Sunday, where a woman was reportedly hurting herself, according to a police report. A man outside said he arrived home to find his son’s mother inside the apartment with the door locked.

Avila reportedly told him “he can forget about his big screen TV” as she tore it from the wall and stomped on it, the report states. The father of the child could see Avila also trying to hurt herself until she went toward the back of the apartment.

Officers entered and found Avila in a back bedroom, where she told them the victim called her to his home to confront her about alleged infidelity, police said. She claimed the altercation became physical, and that the man pushed her into the TV, knocking it from the wall. She offered no explanation of how the altercation ended, and said a 911 dispatcher told her to lock herself in the bathroom until police arrived.

A male witness told police the victim was locked out of the apartment while Avila damaged the victim’s property, and that they were outside the apartment until police arrived.

Police found the smashed TV on the floor and damage in other parts of the home. The victim showed no signs of a struggle and there was no evidence of domestic violence as indicated by Avila, who reportedly lied to officers about not having a key to the home.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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