The incident report states the teen, who was suspended from school and was escorted from the premises after becoming irate and using profanity in the presence of the principal, threatened to jump out of the vehicle while it was moving. The driver told the responding deputy she grabbed the girl to keep her from jumping out and ended up grabbing her hair. She said the teen then closed the door and hit her twice in the face with her fist. This caused her to lose control of the car and hit a guard rail.
When first taken into custody, the report states the teen told the deputy the victim was abusive, had hit her in the head and face a couple of weeks earlier and had smoked marijuana with her within the past week. The report states that DSS and DJJ were notified of the incident and the accusations and when the teen heard DSS was contacted she told the deputy she lied about the victim smoking marijuana with her. She said she wanted to give a statement and was permitted to do so after being advised of her rights.
The victim gave a written statement at the patrol office. A DJJ complaint form and a booking sheet were completed and the teen trasnported to DJJ in Columbia.
Another Assault And Battery Third-Degree
A Union teen was arrested Monday for allegedly attacking a woman.
Aaron Evan Chase Ward, 17, 834 Meansville Road, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with assault and battery third-degree.
The warrant for Ward’s arrest states that while at 1163 Lakeside Drive, Union, on Sept. 1, he struck, pushed and pulled the hair of a woman causing visible marks.
The following incidents are being investigated by the public safety department.
A 2000 Volvo was the target of a vandal or vandals who scratched the left side of the vehicle causing $1,500 damage. The incident occurred sometime between 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, while the vehicle was parked at 1163 Lakeside Drive, Union.
GPS Unit Stolen
A GPS unit worth $130 was stolen from a van parked behind a business at 208 E. Main St., Union, the afternoon of Sept. 9. The victim said she parked the van around 4 p.m. and when she went back to the vehicle she noticed the unit was missing. She said the van doors may have been unlocked. The unit is a Garmin NUVI 255W.
Lawn Chairs Stolen
Six lawn chairs with a combined value of $45 were stolen from a residence at 203 Maple St., Union, sometime between 12:30-4:30 a.m. Sept. 7. Four of the lawn chairs were on the front porch and two in the backyard. The chairs are green in color.
The following persons were arrested by the public safety department.
Gonzalee Browning, 30, 204 Austin St., Union, charged Friday with loud music, open container and no SC drivers license in possession.
Edward Matthew Sweezy, 29, 1223 Arthur Boulevard, Union, charged Friday with disorderly conduct.
Darnell Dander Beacham, 25, 1502 W. Main St., Buffalo, charged Saturday with driving under suspension second offense and possession of marijuana.
Clifton Jerome Coleman, 35, 110 Tiffany Drive, Union, charged Saturday with disorderly conduct.
Dangelo Lamont Hall, 24, 2098 Craig Road, Sharon, charged Saturday with disorderly conduct.