Two men were arrested last Friday night after a bizarre encounter and chase on the grounds of Anne Springs Close Greenway, according to a Fort Mill Police report.
Greenway officials called police to the park’s Welcome Center after the suspects refused to leave at closing time. Officers found the suspect’s gold Mercedes station wagon down a small access road just off the parking lot.
Officers found 46-year-old William Habermann in the driver’s seat with 24-year-old Justin Bradley behind him, grossly intoxicated and unconscious, a report says. Bradley also had a small brown dog in the back seat with him.
“Habermann appeared to be extremely nervous, sweating profusely, speaking very rapidly and was unable to give officers consistent or coherent responses to questions,” the FMPD report says.
Officers told the suspects to exit the vehicle and Habermann confessed to having marijuana in the vehicle. When an officer started to search the station wagon, Habermann “attempted to flee on foot into the wooded area across US-21,” a report says. But he was apprehended after a short distance.
Both men were arrested on a breach of peace charge. After arrival at Fort Mill police headquarters, officers called for EMS to clear the men since they both admitted to taking Xanax bars. Habermann told officers that it could have been fentanyl.
The suspects have addresses listed in Tennessee: Habermann is from Butler, Tenn., and Bradley is from Mountain City, Tenn. It’s unclear why they are were in the Fort Mill area, but Habermann has an active warrant out of Tennessee and Bradley was wanted in Mauldin, S.C., the report says.
Animal Control responded to take custody of the dog.