Fort Mill police officer uses stun gun on suspect

May 16, 2014 

Police use Taser on suspect

A Fort Mill police officer responding to a call about a fight at a local restaurant had to use his Taser to subdue a belligerent suspect, according to a report.

Police were called to Wing King Cafe on Doby’s Bridge Road May 3 by a restaurant employee reporting an altercation between several men. When police arrived, one of the suspects, Craig Shaftner, 34, of 101 E. Sumersby St., Fort Mill, allegedly “took an aggressive fighting stance” during questioning, the report states. According to the report, Shaftner ignored commands to turn around and place his hands behind his back and was warned that the officer would use his Taser if necessary.

Shaftner, described by police as “grossly intoxicated,” still refused to obey and that’s when the officer used his Taser, which struck Shaftner in the chest area.

The alleged victim in the fight declined to press charges, the report states, but Shaftner was arrested and charged with communicating threats and resisting arrest.

Car burglarized

A Fort Mill woman called police May 4 to say someone broke into her car, which was parked on Starnes Point Court. The car’s owner said someone punched in the door lock of her 2006 Dodge Charger and then broke into the glove box. No items appeared missing, however.

Break-in at ball field

Someone broke into the concession stand at a Nation Ford High School ball field and stole three or four boxes of candy valued at $50, and several cases of Coca Cola, also valued at $50 according to a May 4 report.

Bike stolen

A Morgan Street resident told police that someone stole her son’s bike, which was last seen leaning unsecured against the homeowner’s garage, on or before May 13, according to a report. The bike, described as a Marcio, was worth about $300, according to the report.

Pens stolen

A vendor at the S.C. Strawberry Festival said someone stole two custom-made pens valued at $175 each as well as a $15 custom-made key chain, according to a May 3 report.

Compiled by Michael Harrison

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