Fort Mill officer assaulted in court

December 10, 2012 

— A man in police custody is accused of assaulting a Fort Mill Police officer following a court hearing last week, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The man, Andrew Garry Faile, 21, of Fort Mill, on Dec. 2 was being escorted to a Fort Mill jail cell after appearing before a judge in a bond hearing related to burglary charges. The suspect, who was handcuffed in front of his body,allegedly turned around in a hallway and with both hands punched the officer escorting him, the report states.

The officer who was attacked and another officer nearby tackled the prisoner and restrained him quickly, the report states. He was placed in a confinement cell and charged with assaulting a public official.

The officer was taken to a hospital where he was treated for lacerations above his eye and a swollen wrist.

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