Police: Rock Hill man who shot at brother had meth in pockets

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comFebruary 20, 2014 

Chad Hyatt

— A Rock Hill man who deputies said shot a gun in the air during a fight with his brother wound up in jail when authorities discovered he carried methamphetamine in his pockets and a duffel bag, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. His mother was also arrested, deputies say, after she tossed his meth-encrusted pipe over a fence.

Authorities were sent to a Hall Spencer Road home at about 8:40 a.m. Sunday after receiving calls about two brothers fighting, one of whom was armed with a gun, the report states. Deputies met with one brother, 44, who told deputies that Chad Hyatt, 37, became upset with him and started a fight, during which he pulled out a handgun. When his brother took away his handgun, Hyatt allegedly grabbed a shotgun and began to shoot it.

Deputies went to Hyatt’s home, where they found his mother, Vicki Hyatt, standing near the garage, instructing her son, still carrying the shotgun, to go back into the house, the report states. Hyatt went into the house and grabbed a gray duffel bag and a book. He dropped the items in the carport and walked toward deputies, who detained him and found him with a glass pipe, encrusted with crystal methamphetamine residue.

Vicki Hyatt grabbed a glass pipe found by officers and threw it over the fence, the report states. A deputy spotted her and charged her with obstructing justice.

Deputies also found a bag of meth in Hyatt’s back pocket, and several baggies of the drug in his duffel bag.

Deputies charged Hyatt with use of firearm while under the influence and distribution of methamphetamine. He released from the York County Detention Center on a $12,500 bond. Vicki Hyatt was released from jail on a $3,000 bond.

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