July 15, 2010

Jerry Roach - Jailed A Second Time After Chasing Students With Running Chainsaw, Intimidating Judge

Walhalla, South Carolina (The Weekly Vice) - Jerry Roach, a 37-year-old South Carolina man was arrested Friday after he fired up a chain saw and chased two Clemson University students across a disc golf course.

But that was just the tip of the iceberg for our friend Jer.

According to Walhalla police, Roach was already facing a charge of aggravated assault and battery from May when he attempted to use a chainsaw on an Oconee County Sheriff's deputy.

Just weeks after his release from jail, Roach grabbed the saw and sent the two students running for their lives. One of the students reported hearing Roach rev up the chainsaw as if he were preparing to cut down trees, before he turned and gave chase.

During a bond hearing on the new offense, Roach reportedly tried to intimidate the judge by standing over him, cursing and then finally picking up a desk and shoving it toward him. A deputy dog pile ensued, allowing deputies to place Roach into a holding cell while the hearing resumed.

Roach was booked into the Oconee County Jail on two counts of first-degree assault, malicious injury to property and intimidation of a court official.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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