Fort Mill Woman Struck by Hit & Run Driver; Good Samaritan Chases Suspect


FORT MILL — A Fort Mill woman was struck from behind and hit by a driver accused of leaving the scene, but a Good Samaritan chased the suspect to Rock Hill and helped lead to her arrest, according to a police department report.

Jenevie Spooner, 39, of Graybeard Avenue, Charlotte, was charged with hit and run in last Thursday’s wreck at the intersection of U.S. 21 and S.C. 160. The victim said she was stopped at the red light around dinnertime when a yellow Mustang rear-ended her vehicle.

The suspect then drove around the victim’s vehicle and fled, a Fort Mill police report states.

The Good Samaritan, a resident of Rock Hill, followed the 2018 Mustang into Rock Hill and notified police by phone. A York County deputy found the suspect on Anderson Road and stopped her, according to the report.

Spooner was then placed under arrest and booked at police headquarters. The police report does not mention whether or not the victim needed medical treatment.

Greg Rickabaugh is editor of, a partner with The MillTown News in reporting on crime in the Fort Mill area.