Teens arrested after police bust drinking party behind Rock Hill store


Two people were arrested after officers investigated a large group of minors drinking alcohol behind a closed Rock Hill store early Saturday, according to Rock Hill Police.

Someone reported a large group of teenagers drinking alcohol behind the Walgreen’s on Cranium Drive about 2:20 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report. Officers found 15 unoccupied vehicles in the parking lot of the store, which was closed, and detained a Volkswagen Golf with four occupants who were trying to leave.

The driver, Cory Hensley, 17, was uncooperative with officers investigating underage alcohol consumption and refused multiple times to identify himself, police said. The three passengers complied with officers, and Hensley eventually gave police his driver’s license. He then began yelling in a disorderly and boisterous manner that could be heard by people in an open business nearby, police said.

Hensley continued raising his voice with officers and was placed under arrest, at which point he began walking away briskly and flailed his arms when officers tried to apprehend him, the report states. He continued resisting after officers tackled him to the ground.

Hensley was charged with resisting police and public disorderly conduct. He was placed in the Rock Hill city jail and released Sunday after posting $1,300 bond.

Officers on Cranium Drive saw several suspects walking near a wooded area who ran into the woods when they approached. One of the suspects, a 17-year-old boy, appeared intoxicated and admitted he had been drinking with several friends. He was charged with consumption of alcohol under the age of 21 and taken to the Rock Hill city jail.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082