Fort Mill teen taken down by deputy after altercation

mharrison@fortmilltimes.comSeptember 28, 2012 

— A Fort Mill teen was arrested by a York County Sheriff’s Office deputy after getting into an altercation with a motorist near Baxter Village, according to a sheriff’s office report.

A deputy responded to a call by the motorist, who said he got into a verbal altercation with Jaquell Marquez Wilson, 17, of 926 Market Street, Fort Mill, after his car nearly struck Wilson, who was walking across Hwy. 160 West shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday night. The deputy said he asked Wilson for identification but Wilson walked away from his, the report states.

The deputy said in the report that he called after Wilson, who allegedly ignored him. That’s when the incident became physical. The deputy, who called for backup, ran about 15 yards and engaged Wilson, who soon ended up on the ground, according to the deputy’s report and a passerby.

“The deputy tackled the [suspect] from behind and I saw him being cuffed,” the passerby, Patricia Guilfoyle of Fort Mill, wrote in an email to the Fort Mill Times.

“At first I thought they were assisting a hurt driver, but there was no car wreck. One of the deputies sped over and arriving at the scene almost as if he planned to cut the guy off if he ran onto the road toward the shops and Starbucks across the street in Baxter,” she wrote.

The deputy wrote in his report that he “advised Mr. Wilson to put his hands behind his back for my safety and further investigation. Mr. Wilson locked his arms and would not comply. At this time I broadcasted a radio transmission for immediate assistance. Mr. Wilson continued to not comply and resist until I swept his feet and took him to the ground. Once on the ground Mr. Wilson still resisted and I had to place handcuffs on him using force.”

According to the report, the teen was allegedly in possession of beer and he was arrested and charged with one count of purchase/possession of beer or wine by minor.

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