ROCK HILL — A fresh bandage around his hand helped police identify the Rock Hill man accused of chasing three women with a gun, punching out an apartment tenant’s car window and then stashing the weapon under a bed early Sunday, according to authorities.
At about 1 a.m., police spoke with the alleged victim, who told them he heard a noise outside and looked out the window of his unit at Heather Heights apartment complex off Celanese Road. He saw two men, one of whom held a gun, involved in a confrontation with three women, according to a Rock Hill police report. The women ran toward the parking lot and jumped into a Ford Mustang. The gunman, later identified as Howard Anderson, chased them before they pulled off. Anderson, 23, then hit and broke out the victim’s truck window before going into his apartment with the gun. When fire crews arrived for an unrelated medical call, Anderson --who was not holding his gun at the time-- asked that they bandage his hand.
Officers went to Anderson’s apartment, where two other men answered the door, the report states. Police found Anderson in a bedroom at the back of the apartment with a fresh bandage on his right hand. He denied there were any guns in the house, though one of the other men in the apartment told police there was a shotgun under the bed in the room where police found Anderson. Police found the shotgun under the bed and arrested Anderson, charging him with pointing and presenting a firearm and damage to personal property.
While at the apartment, police discovered that one of the occupants, identified as Morris Miller, 30, was wanted in York for damage to property. He was arrested and taken into York Police’s custody.