Crime

Rock Hill homeowner assaulted after confronting man urinating by his house, police say

Staff reports

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A man who was urinating beside a Rock Hill home allegedly assaulted and pointed a gun at the owner when the owner confronted him.

Lawallay Waqual Adams, 25, of Rock Hill was charged with third-degree assault and battery and pointing and presenting a firearm, according to jail records. He remained in the Moss Justice Center on Monday under $11,092 bond. A hold has also been placed on him by the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

The incident happened about 10:40 p.m. Sunday on the 800 block of Arlington Avenue, according to a police report. The victim said he saw a woman beside a blue Jeep parked in his driveway and a man identified as Adams urinating beside the home.

The homeowner told officers that when he went to the side of the house, Adams yelled at him about walking by his girlfriend and pointed what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun at him.

The victim said he went inside for a few minutes and then came back out to throw away a beer can, at which point he saw Adams, who pointed a pistol at him, police said. Adams reportedly then “jumped on” the victim and started to fight him before leaving in the Jeep, which was driven by the female suspect. The victim, whose shirt was torn from the incident, said the suspect had gold teeth and appeared to be in his late 20s.

Officers received a call about a suspicious vehicle near Favorwood Drive and Rustic Ridge Court, and the caller said the occupants of a blue Jeep ran from the vehicle and then returned to it a few minutes later, the report states. Police initiated a stop on the Jeep on Mt. Holly Road and determined the Jeep matched the description of the vehicle involved in the assault.

Inside the Jeep, police say they found two loose 9mm rounds on the floor and gold teeth in the middle compartment of the vehicle. A disassembled magazine also fell from Adams’ lap as he exited the car, police said.

A woman, 20-year-old Elda Asheley, was charged with accessory after the fact to a felony, police said. She was released on a personal recognizance bond.

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