Fort Mill man charged with assaulting teenage girl

September 24, 2012 

Man charged with assaulting teen girl

A Fort Mill man faces assault and battery charges in connection to allegations he hurt a 16-year-old girl during an argument.

The incident allegedly occurred Sept. 15 at a home outside of Fort Mill, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report. The suspect, 38, became angry when he learned the girl had begun to work on an art project without his permission, the report states. He allegedly threw a cardboard box at the girl, striking her in the stomach, according to statements given to deputies. He also allegedly intentionally slammed a pantry door on the girl’s foot and arm, the report states.

Deputies reported visible swelling on the girl’s arm as a result of the alleged injury.

The man, whose name was withheld to protect the identity of the victim, was arrested and charged with assault and battery.

Report: Woman punched by boyfriend

Fort Mill Police are investigating allegations a Fort Mill man punched his girlfriend in the face, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The report states the man, 21, and the alleged victim, 24, were arguing over the use of her cell phone at a White Street home around 12:45 p.m. Sept. 21. When the woman asked the man to whom he had been talking to on her phone, he allegedly threw the phone to the ground and punched the woman in the mouth, the report states. He then allegedly shoved her onto the floor and left, the woman later told police.

When police arrived they observed the woman’s lip to be swollen. They were unable to locate the boyfriend. The case is under investigation.

Custodian fired for larceny at NFHS

A custodian at Nation Ford High School has been fired after surveillance video allegedly shows him taking a PE uniform from a storage room, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The report states the 31-year-old custodian allegedly entered a storage room around 9 a.m. Sept. 19 and took a uniform without permission. The video shows the man conceal the uniform on his cleaning cart and take it with him, the report states.

The man’s employer, third party vendor Southern Management, confronted him about the allegations and said he admitted to taking the clothing, according to the police report. School officials agreed not to press charges if the uniform was returned and the man was fired. He returned the clothing and was terminated from the job, the report states. The items are valued at $15.

Compiled by Adam O’Daniel

Police reports of all felonies and any major misdemeanors are compiled weekly from local law enforcement agency records. Charges do not necessarily result in a conviction, and people who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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