ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill man accused of wounding two South Carolina police officers now faces federal drug and weapons charges.
The Herald of Rock Hill reported that 32-year-old Tymon James Wells of Rock Hill has been indicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine and a variety of weapons charges.
Wells is accused in a February shootout that injured two officers when police tried to search his home.
Prosecutor Kevin Brackett says the federal charges will replace the state charges of assault and battery with intent to kill, as well as state drug and weapons charges.
Officers Trista Baird and William Reap were shot and wounded Feb. 3 as they tried to serve a search warrant with other officers looking for crack.
Wells also was injured in the shootout.