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Report: Man threatened to injure, kill Rock Hill officers

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A man threatened to kill two Rock Hill Police officers and their families on Halloween after the officers arrested him for public intoxication, police say.

Officers responded to a 911 hangup at a business on Heckle Boulevard about 9 p.m. Saturday, according to a police report. The store manager did not call the police and told officers everything was fine.

As the officers left, they saw a man stumbling in the parking lot who appeared to be intoxicated, police said. The man, 52-year-old Danny Lee Thomas, smelled of alcohol and had difficulty standing. He was charged with public disorderly intoxication, a police report states.

The officers found a bag containing 24.4 grams of marijuana and a pipe used for smoking crack in Thomas’ pocket, police said.

While waiting in the vehicle outside the jail, Thomas told one officer he was going to hurt him by “breaking his skull with his fist,” the report states. Thomas again became disorderly and started throwing his body around inside the jail.

Thomas reportedly told the officers he was going to “blow their (expletive) heads off, then kill their families when he gets out of jail.”

Thomas was charged with two counts of threatening the life of a public employee, possession of marijuana and public disorderly intoxication, according to police records. He remained in the York County Detention Center on Monday under $8,000 bond.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

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