Crime

3 arrested after SWAT team called to Rock Hill home

Derrick Durham
Derrick Durham

Three men are facing felony charges after a SWAT team was called Sunday to a domestic disturbance in Rock Hill involving a firearm.

SWAT officers were deployed along with a forensics team and the bomb squad from Rock Hill police department to a home on Frank Street early Sunday morning.

Officers received word at 7:20 a.m. that several suspects were on the scene with guns threatening individuals in the home.

Once police arrived they saw three men run from the back of the home toward Carolina Avenue Extension and Saluda Street, according to a Rock Hill police report.

Two of the men – identified as Shawn and Donnell Durham, 29 and 28, respectively – were tracked down by officers. One officer said Donnell Durham had thrown away four grams of powder cocaine and 24 units of Xanax prior to his arrest, according to the report.

When police were unable to locate the third suspect, SWAT officers surrounded the Frank Street home, believing he might be holding a woman hostage at gunpoint inside. Derrick Durham and a woman were later removed from the home without incident.

Derrick Durham, 25, faces multiple charges of pointing and presenting a firearm, high and aggravated domestic violence and first-degree assault and battery. Shawn Durham was also charged with pointing and presenting, third-degree assault and criminal conspiracy. Donnell Durham faces charges of third-degree assault, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession withing proximity of a park or school, resisting arrest and hindering police, according to police.

Bristow Marchant: 803-329-4062, @BristowatHome

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