• Police: Man accused of beating store employee with bat

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    ROCK HILL, S.C. - Police in Rock Hill have arrested a man they said hit a convenience store clerk in the head with a baseball bat over the weekend.

    According to police, the owner of Park Grocery Store on East Main had kicked Brandy Harris out of the store Saturday because he had been causing problems.

    Harris returned around 10 p.m. that night and that’s when police said he hit a 36-year-old store employee over the head with a bat as the victim was trying to get into his car.

    Officers said Harris fled the scene after the assault.

    The victim was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and was recovering Monday.

    On Sunday, police found Harris and arrested him, charging him with attempted murder. He was being held at the York County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

    Investigators found the baseball bat at Harris' home.

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