Crime

Dad: Rock Hill woman who pistol-whipped daughter ‘despicable’

A 19-year-old Rock Hill woman remains jailed on $23,000 bond on multiple charges after she allegedly pistol-whipped a 14-year-old girl during a fight, according to police and a bond hearing Saturday morning.

Ronny Neely, the father of the victim, called the act of pistol-whipping a child “a despicable act” in court Saturday. Neely described the accused, Quintasia Lanalae Walls, as “a menace to society.”

Walls not only allegedly used a pistol to hit two others, but also allegedly helped another minor assault the 14-year-old, arrest warrants allege.

Walls, 19, told Rock Hill Magistrate Judge Dolores Williams, “I had no idea the other girl was only 14 (years old),” but made no other statements in court about the alleged crimes that were caught on cellphone video by others present.

Walls is charged with first-degree assault and battery, third-degree assault and battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, pointing and presenting a firearm and unlawful carry of a pistol, according to court documents.

A relative of Walls told the judge that Walls is not a menace to society.

Neely and the victim’s mother said in court that the victim’s sister, 20, also was injured when she was hit in the jaw with the gun. The younger victim was in court Saturday but did not speak. Her mother told the judge the 14-year-old victim needed 10 stitches to close a gash on her forehead suffered when Walls hit her in the head with the gun.

The fight happened on the 400 block of South Confederate Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Thursday and involved multiple people, according to a police report.

At some point during the altercation, Walls got a gun from a nearby car and started swinging it, striking the 14-year-old victim in the head and knocking her to the ground, according to a police report.

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