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Boy, 3, found alone in unlocked car outside Rock Hill hospital

By Jonathan McFadden —jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Police arrested a Chester County man they say left a sleeping toddler in an unlocked car unattended while it was parked at a Rock Hill hospital on Tuesday. Officers were sent to Piedmont Medical Center, where they found a boy, 3, asleep in the car with the windows down and … Continue reading »

Rock Hill police chase ends in crash, foot pursuit

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Police chased a Rock Hill man who ran behind several houses and jumped fences after he drove his speeding car down several city streets before crashing into a telephone pole early Sunday. Officers on a routine patrol on East Main Street shortly after midnight noticed a gray … Continue reading »

12 charged in Rock Hill car fraud scheme at Big A’s Auto Sales

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Twelve people have been charged in a car fraud scheme that cheated hundreds of customers and some investors in a Rock Hill auto sales business out of at least $500,000, according to police. A joint investigation by Rock Hill Police, the State Law Enforcement Division and the … Continue reading »

2 Rock Hill men arrested on gun, drug charges

By Anna Douglas — adouglas@heraldonline.com Police arrested two Rock Hill men, recovered several stolen guns and seized phones, drugs and money at a Simpson Street home late Wednesday night, according to a Rock Hill police report. Rock Hill police’s street crimes unit were staking out the house, looking for 18-year-old Jaquavius Daquan Belton, who had … Continue reading »

Winthrop Subway employee accused of stealing restaurant money

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Winthrop University officials have accused the supervisor of a Subway sandwich shop on campus of stealing at least $200 from the restaurant despite her claims that she noticed the money missing months ago and planned to replace the lost funds. On Thursday, the university’s food services director told police that … Continue reading »

Owner arrested after pit bull puppy found dead outside Rock Hill home

By Anna Douglas — adouglas@heraldonline.com Police charged a 34-year-old Rock Hill man with cruelty to animals on Thursday after finding his pit bull puppy dead and four other dogs living in harmful conditions outside a Hagins Street home. A York County animal control officer and a Rock Hill police officer said the puppy died from apparent starvation. … Continue reading »

Rock Hill teen gets 3 years in botched drug deal

By Jonathan McFadden —jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill teenager whose grandmother said he was in “the wrong place at the wrong time” pleaded guilty this week to his involvement in a botched drug deal that landed an alleged pot dealer in the hospital for months. Lamar Jackquise Floyd, 17, turned his head from side to … Continue reading »

Auto Zone worker accused of stealing $4,000 from Cherry Road store

A worker at the Cherry Road Auto Zone in Rock Hill is accused of stealing $4,000 from the store. David Eric Stephenson, 42, of Rock Hill was charged Wednesday with breach of trust with fraudulent intent, according to Rock Hill police records. The store’s loss prevention manager told police he investigated several unusual return logs. … Continue reading »

This is funny-OIRH: Parking lot dispute leads to Rock Hill man’s arrest

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill man angry over a parking spot was arrested Tuesday when police say he threw a cup of ice at a man and then ran from officers. Officers were called to apartments on Eagles Place, off Cherry Road, after receiving complaints about a man tampering with someone’s car, … Continue reading »

[The Herald] Newspaper Runs Gun Ad Next To Coverage Of Connecticut Shooting

Rock Hill Herald, a newspaper in South Carolina, printed a large ad for a big gun sale in Rock Hill on the same page as its coverage of Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. The ad, which touted Christmas discounts on Smith & Wesson assault rifles, ran in Saturday’s edition on pages A4-A5: The editor, Paul … Continue reading »

Police: Drunk man struck car 4 times in McDonald’s drive-thru line

By Anna Douglas — adouglas@heraldonline.com Police arrested a drunk man in a McDonald’s drive-thru Thursday night after he hit the car in front of him four times, according to a Rock Hill police report. The 54-year-old man hit a woman’s car while waiting in line at the McDonald’s on East Main Street around 10:15 p.m., the report … Continue reading »

Police: Rock Hill teen accused of dealing pot

news@fortmilltimes.com TEGA CAY — A Rock Hill teen was arrested on suspicion of dealing marijuana, according to a Tega Cay Police report. The report states a police officer on patrol stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Hwy. 160 in Tega Cay earlier this month. The officer smelled a strong scent of marijuana and observed … Continue reading »

Report: Shoplifters steal beer from Food Lion, run out of gas

By Staff Reports — The Herald ROCK HILL — Two men stole four cases of Bud Light Sunday from a Rock Hill Food Lion, and then fled in a Buick Regal that later ran out of gas, police say. The shoplifters grabbed the beer from the Heckle Boulevard store and walked out the door without paying. They … Continue reading »

Off-duty Rock Hill officer charged with DUI

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com FORT MILL — A Rock Hill Police officer nominated in March for “Officer of the Year” was charged with driving under the influence Sunday in Fort Mill. Sammy Figueroa, 28, of Indian Land is on “procedural suspension” from the Rock Hill Police Department, said Chief John Gregory. Officials say Figueroa was off … Continue reading »

Gross, glad he was arrested -OIRH: Feds arrest man in Rock Hill accused of emailing child porn to Maine

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Federal agents on Wednesday arrested a father and part-time actor in Rock Hill after they say he distributed several pornographic images of a child across a Yahoo! email account to a man in Maine over the span of several months. Officials with Homeland Security Investigations, a division of the … Continue reading »