Police: Upset Rock Hill man threatened repo man with gunfire

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJanuary 23, 2013 

— A man trying to repossess a Rock Hill man’s truck dodged gunfire after the owner threatened to kill him if he didn’t get off his property last week, deputies said.

Dennis James Montgomery, 40, was arrested Sunday at the Country C’s store on McConnells Highway a week after a repo man from Chesterfield County said Montgomery refused to allow him to take the 2008 Dodge Ram, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. He is charged with pointing and presenting a firearm and unsafe discharge of a firearm.

The report states Montgomery ran outside his Zinker Road home with a shotgun when the 39-year-old repo man tried to hook his wrecker to the truck. Montgomery allegedly ordered the man off his property before insisting that he was not going to take his truck.

Montgomery then warned the man that he would kill him if he didn’t leave and fired the gun at the ground behind the wrecker, the report states. Montgomery climbed into his truck and backed it up into the wrecker’s boom, leaving it with scuff marks.

Montgomery then drove the truck away from the house. A witness told police that he saw Montgomery stand outside with the gun and heard him threaten the repo man, the report states. He said he also heard the gunshot.

Montgomery’s wife told deputies that she saw her husband with the gun, but she didn’t hear it go off, the report sates. While speaking with the wife, deputies saw the impact area where the gun had been fired.

On Tuesday, Montgomery was charged with two counts of possession of hydrocodone before he was released on a more than $5,000 bond, according to records with the S.C. Judicial Department.

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