SC house cleaner charged in Rock Hill carjacking, police attack

Kirkpatrick Rock Hill Police

A Spartanburg County man was jailed after he allegedly carjacked a woman and tried to assault an officer in Rock Hill.

Joshua Nathaniel Kirkpatrick, 21, of Enoree, was charged with carjacking and resisting arrest, according to jail records. He was placed in the Rock Hill city jail, where he remained Friday under $14,000 bond.

The victim told officers she hired Kirkpatrick to help her clean houses, and that he began “to talk out of his head about his grandmother” while at a house on Dease Street, according to a Rock Hill police report. Because Kirkpatrick was acting so strange, the woman got him into her car to leave, and while he was sitting behind her in the car, he reportedly began hitting her in the back of the head.

The woman said when she stopped the car, Kirkpatrick got out, broke the driver’s side window and pulled her from the car. Kirkpatrick grabbed the keys from her, got in the car and drove away, the report states.

The car was later found wrecked on the 1200 block of India Hook Road. A caller reported seeing a man hitting a silver car on the 1300 block of India Hook Road, driving away and returning a short time later on foot, police said.

As officers approached Kirkpatrick, he ran toward an investigator and swung at him with his right hand, police said. Kirkpatrick resisted officers’ attempts to handcuff him, and officers eventually had to get him on the ground to get the handcuffs on.

EMS was called due to “Kirkpatrick’s apparent state of being under the influence of drugs,” police said. He was taken to Piedmont Medical Center for treatment.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala