Police: Wanted York County fugitive found hiding in bedroom closet

adys@heraldonline.comFebruary 27, 2014 


— A man sought by police since being found guilty at trial in his absence was found Wednesday hiding in a bedroom closet, according to a police report.

Police with Rock Hill’s street crimes unit received an anonymous call that Roddey McCoy, 49, was seen looking out the front door of his last known address on Calhoun Street in Rock Hill, the report states. A pair of officers responded to the scene and found McCoy “hiding in the bedroom closet.”

Deputies with the York County Sheriff’s Office had been seeking McCoy as a habitual offender, the report states. Court records show that McCoy was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to drug possession in 2010 and his license was suspended. Records also show that McCoy was then arrested in 2013 near Clover for speeding and driving under suspension third or subsequent offense, but failed to show up for court and was found guilty in his absence.

He is in jail at the Moss Justice Center on a $2,290 bond.

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