Glimpses of life in South Carolina

Man drinks two pints, grabs shirt

A Clover woman said she feared for her life after she had an argument with a man who later fired a gun.

The 49-year-old woman said she and a 49-year-old man had an argument over a past relationship about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. The man told her to leave the residence and refused to give the woman her cell phone. She said he then grabbed the front of her shirt and shoved her out the door.

As she was walking from the home toward the road, he fired a shotgun, the report states. The man admitted to officers he had fired into the air but that he was not trying to shoot the woman, according to the report.

The man had a strong alcoholic smell and said he had drunk two pints of liquor, according to the report. While searching the residence, deputies also found crack cocaine in his bedroom, which was placed into evidence.

He was arrested and charged with use of a firearm while under the influence and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to the report.

Man steals CD player (what, his 8-track was broken?)

A Chester County preacher caught a man breaking into his church, police say.

Around 11 a.m. Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to Orrs Station Baptist Church in Chester where they met Charles Runion, a preacher who had caught a man stealing a CD player from his church, according to a release from the Chester County sheriff.

Runion lives beside the church.

David Chad Ramsey, 30, was arrested and charged with burglary. He is awaiting bond in the Chester County Detention Center.

Woman reports abuse against BBQ sauce

A Clover woman reported a burglary at a Rock Hill home in which someone threw a bottle of barbecue sauce out the window.

The 21-year-old woman told police she used to live with the father of her child at the Milton Avenue home, Rock Hill police said. She had been trying to reach him but couldn’t, so she went to the home at about 11 p.m. Sunday.

That’s when she saw a rear screen door and glass had been broken. Bedding had been tossed around, the floor heating vents were removed and everything had been pulled out of the refrigerator, according to a police report.

Someone had thrown a bottle of barbecue sauce out of a front window.

The woman told police she believes the crime is drug-related, the report states.

Teen shoots self in foot, literally

A York teen suffered a gunshot wound to the foot early Monday but declined to tell police details of the incident, according to a York Police report.

The report states Ramon Baxter, 17, was found with the wound at a friend’s apartment after the friend called authorities around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Police questioned Baxter but he said he didn’t know who shot him and declined to give any more details, the report states.

Police searched the area with a dog and found the victim’s shoe.

No other leads were found and no arrests have been made.

Home invader: ‘Y’all got some money?’

Rock Hill Police are investigating an overnight home invasion.

Officers arrived at the Gable Oaks apartment about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to a police report. When they arrived, the caller was cutting loose one of the victims, a 25-year-old man whose hands were bound. The caller said he heard a female screaming for help and called police before going outside, where he found the man naked and bound, the report states.

The second victim, a 25-year-old woman, said about 11 p.m. Monday two women came to the door, said their car was broken down and asked to use the phone and bathroom, the report states. Then a man rang the doorbell and asked to come in, saying he was with the women. He was followed by a second man.

As soon as the men entered, one pulled out a pistol, hit the male resident in the head and said, “Don’t y’all got some money in here — where is the money?” according to the report. They tied up the man, stripped him of his clothes and poured hot water and bleach on him, the report states.

The two suspects stayed until around 3 a.m., tearing apart the apartment looking for money, according to the report. They took two flat-screen televisions and two cell phones before leaving through the back door.

Lt. Brad Redfearn said Tuesday police believe this isn’t a random home invasion. Because of the ongoing investigation, Redfearn would not provide further details on why the two were targeted.

Father and son go bat-$#&@

Two Rock Hill men — a father and son — were charged with disorderly conduct after police were told they were fighting a crowd with baseball bats Monday evening.

Rock Hill police officers were called out to Wildwood Springs Apartments about 7 p.m. on a fight-in-progress call, according to a police report. When officers arrived, Danny Funderburk Sr., 59, and Danny Funderburk Jr., 24, were running into a residence carrying what appeared to be wooden bats. A large crowd was gathered outside one of the buildings.

Officers asked both men to step outside and saw fresh blood on their clothes, the report states.

The older Funderburk’s wife told police both men were upset about being accused of stealing tools from a vehicle at the apartment complex earlier in the day. The woman said they left the apartment with the intention of finding out who had accused them. She said her husband had a knife, and both of them approached and threatened several residents, after which a fight began.

Officers were able to find the knife, but couldn’t find any bats allegedly used in the incident, according to the report. Both men were issued citations and taken to the Rock Hill Law Center.

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