ROCK HILL –
A Rock Hill man is charged with attempted murder after police say he sped away in a vehicle, nearly injuring officers while they were trying to arrest another man in the same car.
Police on Wednesday arrested Donnell S. Durham, 24, a month after officers stopped him and another man in a blue Mercury Grand Marquis after receiving an anonymous tip that two men had drugs and a gun, according to a Rock Hill police report.
Officers stopped the car on East Black Street and ordered the driver to step out of the vehicle. As soon as the driver exited the car, the report says, Durham tried to get into the driver’s seat.
Officers tried to pull Durham out of the car, but the driver grabbed the officers and stopped them from grabbing Durham, the report states. Durham was able to gain control of the car and sped away while officers were still trying to grab him.
Police later found the unoccupied car on Rich Street. They searched it and found a semi-automatic handgun, the report says.
The driver was arrested and charged with hindering police.
On Wednesday night, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police found Durham and took him to Rock Hill, where he was charged, officials say.