|10/9/2012 12:43:00 AM|
Greenwood man faces several charges after weekend incident
From staff reports
A man faces several charges after being arrested by Greenwood County deputies during the weekend.
Michael Harrison, 37, of 224 Taggart Ave., Greenwood, was charged with breaking into motor vehicle and second-degree burglary, jail records indicated. He was also charged with criminal domestic violence and simple possession of marijuana in connection with an incident.
It was unclear where the burglary and auto-breaking charges stemmed from. Greenwood County investigators familiar with the case were not readily available Monday.
Harrison was taken into custody Friday night after deputies responded to a domestic dispute in Fairforest, in which Harrison was involved. According to a witness account and a county incident report, the following occurred:
Harrison and the victim began arguing after the victim refused to take him to the store to purchase beer. During the incident, Harrison began assaulting the woman, and the victim's child went outside to call for help.
Harrison followed the child out of the home, and the victim attempted to stop him. He then slammed the victim's head into a wooden railing on the front porch, and began kicking the woman. She attempted to get into a vehicle and flee the attacker, but Harrison tried to get in the car with her.
When officers responded to the scene, several members of the victim's family were also arriving. One of the family members was wielding a tire iron, officers noted, and the group was closing in on the suspect. One of the victim's parents pointed Harrison out as the family approached the house and said, "That's him, he jumped on our daughter."
Because of the escalating situation, officers removed Harrison from the scene and questioned him at the Greenwood County Law Enforcement Center.
As deputies attempted to place the handcuffed Harrison into the back of a patrol vehicle, he repeatedly refused to get into the car. He finally relented after a deputy unholstered his Taser gun to use on the suspect.
When officers searched Harrison, they found on him about three grams of what was thought to be marijuana.
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012
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