A Union man ended up in jail for allegedly striking a woman who, along with a second woman, was charged with disorderly conduct.
Malcolm Talmar Harris, 24, 102 Marigold Drive, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with criminal domestic violence.
The incident report states that an officer was dispatched Saturday to 1111 Lakeside Drive, Apt. 40-E in reference to a civil disturbance. While en route, dispatch advised the officer that a woman by the name of Alissa Brooke Sinclair,. 21, 1111 Lakeside Drive, Apt. 46-E, Union, was outside the apartment screaming at the complainant. When the officer arrived, the report states he observed Sinclair outside Building E and could hear her screaming obscenities. Sinclair, who the report describes as appearing to be irate, continued screaming.
Also standing outside the building was the complainant, Gloria Ann Harris, 43, 1111 Lakeside Drive, Apt. 40-E, Union, who the report states was arguing with Sinclair. The officer got out of his patrol car and separated Sinclair and Gloria Harris. Even after being separated by the officer, the report states Sinclair and Gloria Harris continued yelling at each other. The officer then asked Sinclair to step away for a moment so he could speak with Gloria Harris since she was the complainant.
Gloria Harris then told the officer that Sinclair had been standing outside her apartment screaming since she’d called 911. She said that Sinclair lived with her nephew, Malcolm Harris, and that they’d been involved in some kind of domestic disturbance, and that she was upset with him, claiming he’d hit her. Gloria Harris said she told Sinclair to do what she needed to regarding the assault, but to get away from her apartment. She said she did not want Sinclair back at her apartment in the future.
The officer then spoke to Sinclair, but the report states that as he did, Gloria Harris began yelling at Sinclair. He advised Gloria Harris to step away and stop yelling, but she continued to do so despite being warned. The report states Gloria Harris then stepped toward Sinclair and yelled an obscenity. At that point the officer told Gloria Harris that she was being placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.
Before the officer could inform Sinclair that she too was being arrested for disorderly conduct, the report states Sinclair filed a complaint stating that Malcolm Harris had assaulted her. Sinclair said that Malcolm Harris had slapped her twice on the side of her face, once at the right eye and once in the right ear. The report states the officer observed a small amount of blood coming a laceration on the back of Sinclair’s right ear.
Sinclair said that Malcolm Harris had slapped her while they were driving down the road. She said they were at the intersection of SC 215 and Meansville Road when Harris knocked her vehicle out of gear. Sinclair said that he was yelling at her and slapped her in the ear. She said the first time he slapped her was just before they reached the city limits of Union while traveling on SC 215.
The officer then advised Sinclair that she was under arrest for disorderly conduct.
Malcolm Harris was then questioned by the officer, and the report states he said that he had not touched Sinclair. The officer then advised Malcolm Harris of the physical evidence, but received no response. He then told Malcolm Harris that he was under arrest criminal domestic violence.
The report states the officer then noticed Gloria Harris was sweating profusely and was short of breath. When asked if she was okay, the report states Gloria Harris said she’d undergone open heart surgery within the past year and had recently been released from the hospital for congestive heart failure. The officer then called Union County EMS to the scene and the report states the EMS personnel who examined Gloria Harris found her to have an extremely high heart rate and a slightly high blood sugar level. Gloria Harris, however, refused to be transported to Wallace Thomson Hospital, saying she couldn’t afford to go to the hospital. The officer then released her with a summons for disorderly conduct.
Malcolm Harris was then transported to jail by another officer who’d arrived on the scene.
Sinclair was also transported to jail by another officer, but upon arrival complained of pain in her right year and said she was seeing stars in her eyes. She told the officer transporting her that she’d been struck in the head. Sinclair was then transported to Wallace Thomson Hospital where she was treated and released. She was then issued a summons for disorderly conduct.
Burglary, Petit Larceny
A Union man ended up in jail less than 48 hours after he allegedly broke into an apartment and stole TVs, laptop computers and a cell phone with a combined value of $1,400.
Ernest J. Favors, 40, 114 Thomas St., Union, is charged by the public safety department with burglary second-degree and petit larceny.
Favors is charged in connection with a break-in that occurred at a residence at 1208 W. Main St., 10-A, Union, sometime between 8 a.m. June 6 and 2:30 p.m. June 7. The incident report states that officer was dispatched to residence the afternoon of June 7 where the victim told him that when he arrived at home he saw a window was broken out. The victim said when he went inside he discovered his two 19-inch flatscreen TVs were missing along with two laptop computers, and his cell phone. The victim’s sister said that she’d came by the apartment around midnight June 5 and at that time everything was fine.
The report states the victim said a neighbor had told him that Favors had been in and out of the apartment all day, but that she didn’t notice anything wrong with the door because the inside door was open. When questioned by the officer, the neighbor reiterated that Favors had been in and out of the apartment all day, but that she’d never seen him leave with anything.
The victim said his phone had GPS and while the officer was present he called the company providing that service only to be told that the phone had been turned off or its battery had been removed. The report states that the officer was later notified by dispatch to call the victim who said he had some new information about his phone. The officer contacted the victim by phone and was told that the victim had learned who had his cell phone. The victim said he’d spoke with the man who had his phone and was told that he’d bought it from Favors on June 6. He said the man told him that if he wanted it he could buy it back from him. The victim, however, said he was not going to buy anything back from anybody.
Favors was taken into custody on the afternoon of June 8.