Rock Hill teen resists arrest at public pool
A Rock Hill teenager was arrested Thursday afternoon becoming agitated when detained by police.
Police were called to the Northside Recreation Center on Annafrel Street around 4:45 p.m. when pool lifeguards reported “possible gang activity” in the parking lot, according to a police report. The lifeguards saw Emanuel Anthony, 18, and another person in the parking lot and overheard them talking about being “locked and loaded and ready to shoot someone,” the report states.
When officers approached the pair, they began talking loudly and using profanity. When the officers tried to get Anthony to calm down he grew increasingly upset, punching his own hand, yelling and cursing and jumping up and down.
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When officers tried to arrest Anthony, he twisted his body and locked his arms and legs. Anthony was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. .
Pedestrian killed on U.S. 321
A pedestrian died on his birthday after being struck by a vehicle Friday night in Clover.
Ricky James Ryan of Clover was fatally injured about 9:45 p.m. while walking along U.S. 321 at Ridge Road, according to the York County Coroner's office and the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Ryan turned 55 on Friday, coroner Sabrina Gast said.
Ryan was walking west, across U.S. 321 when he stepped into the path of a BMW sedan that was driving south. The driver was a 35-year-old female from Gastonia, N.C. She was not injured in the incident.
No charges have been filed.
Parris Island change of command again historic
The first female commander of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island gave way Friday to its first African-American commander.
After three years overseeing the training of thousands of recruits, Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds relinquished command to Brig. Gen. Terry Williams.
Williams was the director of public affairs for the Marine Corps, serving at the Pentagon since June 2013, before his assignment to Parris Island. In his new role, Williams will oversee the depot and command the Eastern Recruiting Region, which spans 23 states east of the Mississippi River, as well as Puerto Rico.
Williams and others who spoke at Friday’s ceremony made no mention of his historic appointment. Little was made of Reynolds’ historic appointment when she took command three years ago.
Williams had served as commander of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in Georgia and had deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Reynolds became the first female commander of Parris Island when she was appointed to the position in 2011. Her next job will be principal director to the deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia.
Robotic dinosaurs come to Columbia
Visitors to the South Carolina State Museum can now travel back 65 million years in time.
A new exhibit “Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time” opened Saturday at the museum in Columbia. The exhibit includes 15 robotic dinosaurs and other creatures from prehistoric times.
Among the dinosaurs are a replica of the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Stegosaurus.