Second suspect arrested in Rock Hill apartment shooting

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comDecember 23, 2013 

Darius Perry

— A suspected gunman wanted for shooting at two women at a Rock Hill apartment complex earlier this month had to be strip-searched in the jail when he refused to comply with police orders on Friday, authorities said.

Police on Friday arrested Darius “Bloody” Maurice Perry, accused of shooting at two women at the Glens apartments alongside Jay Ronny “Lil Jay” Massey II Dec. 7 but instead spraying their car with bullets, charging him with two counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

While in the jail, Perry, 19, became uncooperative with police and would not allow officers to properly search him during the booking process, according to a Rock Hill police report. Police strip-searched Perry, finding a little more than a gram of marijuana inside of his front right jeans pocket.

Perry then told officers “something to the effect of, ‘charge me with that too,’” the report states.

They did. Perry, also charged with possession of contraband inside the city jail, is held at the York County Detention Center on a $140,000 bond.

On Dec. 11, police arrested Massey, Perry’s co-defendant, charging him with two counts of attempted murder, one count of possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a violent crime and one count of carrying a pistol unlawfully, according to Rock Hill Police records.

Four days earlier, two women, 18 and 20, told police that they were shot at as they drove into the parking lot of the Glens apartments on Glenarden Drive. Two men, later identified as Massey and Perry, were speaking with another woman in front of one of the buildings. They pulled out pistols and started firing when Massey thought another man was in the car with one of the women. The car was hit once in the driver’s side door, and the front driver’s side tire was struck several times, the report states.

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