Report: Man arrested after threatening security guard, police

Barry Donnell Washington (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
Barry Donnell Washington (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man threatened a police officer during his arrest at a downtown Charleston grocery store on Tuesday after threatening the store's security guard and manager, an incident report states.

According to the Charleston Police Department report, 48-year-old Barry Donnell Washington approached a security guard at the Meeting Street Piggly Wiggly around 7:30 p.m. and said he was going to "kick his (expletive)."

A store manager then approached the suspect and asked him to "please stop cursing and leave the business." According to the report, Washington replied, "I'll kick your (expletive) too you cracker."

The security guard then detained Washington. When police arrived, the security guard told officers that he had never seen the man before and that he had no idea why he would threaten him.

Police said Washington continually resisted as officers tried to restrain him with handcuffs. Officers also said Washington yelled loud profanities near the Spring Street entrance to the store before threatening one of the officers.

The report states Washington said, "You're done, you don't know who I am or who I know in [Internal Affairs], wait until I get out, you're (expletive). I'll be in and out on these (expletive) charges you're lying about, and when I do you going need help after this elder is done with you [sic]."

He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and threatening a public official. He is being held in the Charleston County Detention Center.

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