Man arrested for attacking wife on crutches

May 8, 2013 

Man arrested for attacking wife on crutches

A Fort Mill man has been charged with criminal domestic violence after he was accused by his wife of attacking her and breaking one of the crutches she uses to walk, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The man last week allegedly became angry with his wife, pushed her to the ground, held her down and broke her crutch, according to her complaint with police. Police say she sustained red marks on her arm that matched her story. The husband denied the details of the attack. He was arrested at the scene.

(The Fort Mill Times is not disclosing details about the identities in order to protect the victim.)

Two arrested following Strawberry Festival

Two men were charged with disorderly conduct after they were allegedly found drunk in Elisha Park following the S.C. Strawberry Festival held this past weekend.

The first was arrested around 9:30 p.m. May 3, according to a Fort Mill Police report. Police say 22-year-old Richard Spagnoli of York was allegedly found “grossly intoxicated” at the back of the park and was arrested.

Later, after 10 p.m. the same night, a second man was arrested. Richard Rhoad, 52, of Fort Mill was allegedly found urinating in public inside the park, the report states. He also was determined to be “grossly intoxicated” and was arrested.

Both suspects were later released and issued court summons.

NaFo placed on lockdown after threat

Fort Mill Police determined Nation Ford High School to be safe May 3 following a threat to the school posted online that resulted in a temporary lockdown, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The report states police put the school on lockdown around 1 p.m. May 3. The threat came via a Facebook post from the account of a former student now residing in Pineville, N.C. He was located and taken into custody by Pineville Police.

The suspect was not charged and was released, but Pineville police said the incident is still under investigation. Compiled by Adam O’Daniel

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

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