Greenwood man faces battery charges
Monday, April 29, 2013 11:29 AM
A Greenwood man faces a battery of charges following an arrest during the weekend sparked by reports of indecent exposure at an apartment complex.
Sebastian Thomas, 35, of 410 Milwee Ave., Greenwood, was charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, public drunk/intoxication, resisting arrest and false name and/or date of birth in connection with the incident.
Police was dispatched to Twin Oaks apartment complex, 200 Holman St., about 8:30 p.m. Friday and found the suspect dancing nude with his pants around his ankles in a parking lot in front of one of the buildings. Officers noted there were about 40 people in the area at the time, the majority of them young children. According to a city police report:
When officers arrived, the suspect quickly pulled his pants up and walked away barefooted and with no shirt on. Officers noted the man was glassy eyed, unsteady on his feet and reeked of alcohol. As police questioned the suspect about dancing nude in the parking lot, he became combative and told officers several times he filed a lawsuit against the police department that is pending. At one point, the man said, "I got $15,000 on your head right now."
The suspect continued to resist officers' orders and was forcibly handcuffed. On two occasions, he swung his arms around and struck one of the officers on the shoulder. He continued to be resistant when officers took him to Self Regional Medical Center to be treated for a cut to his foot and to the Greenwood County Detention Center to be jailed.