ROCK HILL, S.C. — Police arrested one of four people who they said robbed and assaulted a woman outside of her home near Fewell Park in Rock Hill.
The woman, who spoke off-camera and didn't want her identity known, was driving home from Walgreens around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
"I got out of the car, and shut the door, and they were there, right under my carport," she said.
The woman told Channel 9 that three of them watched while one man pointed a gun at her, then got her purse. She said she tried to run, but was hit in the head with the gun.
"He kept hitting me, again and again. I thought he would end me," the victim said. "He kept saying something to me, but I don't know what he said."
The suspects got her purse, which she said, had $84 in it, and left her bleeding on the ground.
The Fewell Park neighborhood off India Hook Road is an established community that rarely sees the threat of violent crime.
"We don't see this level of violence here and now I've got a wife who's afraid to be home by herself," said neighbor Bud Lohr.
Rock Hill police believe the suspects were walking from house to house, breaking into cars, at least a half dozen of the, on Winthrop Drive. The victim was coming home from the store, they saw an opportunity and decided to rob her, investigators believe.
Police arrested 17-year-old Jer' Michael Davis. He's charged with armed robbery, burglary and five of the car break-ins. His bond was denied Friday afternoon.
After the bond hearing, Davis spoke to a Rock Hill police officer and asked him to tell the victim he was sorry for what happened.
She had no reaction to his apology.
"What they did to me was savage," she said.
Officers are also searching for 18-year-old Zyon Crosby who they said was with the group of men who approached the victim. Police consider him armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on Crosby’s whereabouts and who the other men involved in the case are should call 911, or Crimestoppers of York County at 877-409-4321.
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