Crime & Courts

Police: Rock Hill woman threatened neighbor with baseball bat

Janet Hines
Janet Hines Rock Hill Police

A Rock Hill woman was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday after threatening her neighbor with a baseball bat and yelling racial slurs, according to Rock Hill Police.

A 57-year-old woman told officers about 3:20 p.m. Sunday that her neighbor, Janet Hines, 46, of Black Street had been out in the yard, fighting with her, according to a police report. A male witness said Hines threatened the woman with a baseball bat.

Another man said he was outside visiting with the other two individuals when Hines came out of her house shouting profanity and calling them racial slurs, police said. He said Hines ran toward the victim with the bat raised.

Hines was shouting at the victim but began to back down when the other woman said she was calling police, the report states.

Hines told officers the victim threatened to assault her. She said neither of them struck the other, but changed her story to say the victim threw a rock at her, police said. She admitted to getting the bat but only after the victim allegedly threatened her.

Officers found a bat inside the home.

Hines was charged with disorderly conduct offering violence. She was placed in the Rock Hill city jail and later released on $600 bond.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082