Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Thursday, 21 June 2007 20:05
A Rock Hill police report alleges that three men attacked a
couple at Rock Hill’s River Park early this month. The charge is lynching.
men, 31-year-old Steve South of Avery, 18-year-old Joshua Kelley of Crossnore
and 18-year-old Daymon Pritchard of Newland were held in York County jail on
The report alleges the three men began arguing with the
couple, the proceeded to hit and kick the couple. Police got a description of
the men’s vehicle and tracked it to a friend’s house on Destiny Lane. After
victims identified the attackers, all three men were arrested. The victims were
treated for injuries, including bruising, on the scene by local EMS.
The state of North Carolina defines lynching as an act
of violence upon another person by a group of two or more and carries a
sentence of up to 20 years in prison if convicted.