A 38-year-old man wanted out of Georgia faces several charges after allegedly threatening a police office following an incident at a Surfside Beach bar, police said.
Chad Aaron Prather is charged with threatening the life, person, or family of a public official, disorderly conduct, and being a fugitive, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records.
Surfside Beach police were called about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday to a bar on South Ocean Boulevard in reference to two disorderly drunk men, police said.
The bartender told authorities that the two men had argued and shoved each other, but had since stopped. She wanted both men to settle their tabs and leave.
Prather went outside with police after tossing money onto the bar, and began cursing at an officer and making threats, the report states.
Prather was placed under arrest, and the other allegedly intoxicated man there was too, police said.
While at Surfside Beach Jail, Prather began pulling away from officers as they were getting him out of the patrol car, authorities said.
Prather then asked an officer if he had a daughter, and the policeman did not respond.
Prather then stated, “Yes you do. I’m gonna catch you on the streets. You and your daughter. You will see,” according to the report.
Prather allegedly repeated statements about the officer’s daughter, cursed at officers, and pulled away from them, the report says.
He was taken to the ground to prevent him from kicking and spitting on officers. Once he was stood up, he began pulling away from police, causing him to hit his eye on a metal gun box outside the booking room door, police said.
Photos were taken of his injuries, and EMS arrived and transported him to a nearby hospital where he was treated and cleared to be jailed, the report states.
He was then transferred to J. Reuben Long Detention Center without further incident, police said.
Authorities noted Prather was wanted out of Georgia on an active arrest warrant with full extradition, according to the report.