A man accused of robbing a Rock Hill pharmacy at gunpoint and shooting at an officer Sunday afternoon had stolen a gun from his father earlier in the day, according to Rock Hill police reports.
Joseph Quinn III visited his father's house about noon, according to a report released Monday. When Quinn, 34, learned his father wasn't home, he took the gun, described as a silver 9mm handgun, the report states. Quinn has been charged with petty larceny in the gun's theft. The younger Quinn is accused of entering the CVS Pharmacy at 1746 Heckle Blvd. less than an hour later. Police say Quinn and a woman, Nancy Fetter, 21, also of Rock Hill, approached the pharmacy drop-off counter at about 12:45 p.m.
The reports released Monday give more details about Sunday's crime spree that involved officers from Rock Hill, the York County Sheriff's Office, the State Law Enforcement Division, the state Highway Patrol and the countywide forensics unit.
Quinn is accused of pointing a silver 9-mm handgun at the pharmacist while Fetter passed a note which read, "Give me Oxycontin," according to the reports.
They left with four bottles of Oxycontin, a powerful painkiller. The bottles were worth about $260.
The two drove away in a Chevy S-10 pickup, but an officer pulled them over into the parking lot of the Food Lion at Ebenezer Road and Herlong Avenue. Two shots were fired at the officer, the report states. The officer was neither struck nor hurt, and police did not return fire.
After jumping out of the truck and running into a nearby neighborhood, the couple knocked on the door of a Pointe Circle residence and asked to use the phone, according to a report. When the woman who answered the door refused, Quinn dragged her out the front door and called for Fetter to come help him, the report states.
The resident ran toward her front yard and the two suspects walked into her house, grabbed her car keys and drove away in her Honda Civic. They later abandoned the car at Trexler Road and ran away.
Quinn and Fetter were caught about 3 p.m. Sunday near Masters and Golden Bell drives. They face multiple charges, including armed robbery, attempted murder, petty larceny and burglary.
During the chase, Quinn's father went to the Food Lion and told officers about the theft of his handgun.
State Law Enforcement Division records show that Fetter faced a petty larceny charge from 2007. The records don't indicate whether the charge is pending. The records show that Quinn has a criminal record dating back to 1995, when he was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
He has been convicted of grand larceny, accessory after the fact and forgery. His most recent charge was criminal domestic violence in 2010. The records do not indicate whether that charge is pending. The two were admitted to Piedmont Medical Center after telling authorities they had taken Oxycontin, officials said. They were expected to remain in jail Monday night, Redfearn said.