Crime

May 13, 2014

Police: NC man shot into Clover home over drug money

A North Carolina man is wanted after police say he shot into a Clover man’s house several times Monday evening allegedly because the victim owed him money for prescription pills.

A North Carolina man is wanted after police say he shot into a Clover man’s house several times Monday evening--allegedly over owed money for prescription pills.

A resident, 22, living at the Richland Street house reported someone in a dark blue four-door car fired three shots into the house to police at 5 p.m. according to a Clover police report. Police found bullets on the living room floor.

The victim, his mother and girlfriend were all in the house during the shooting, but no one was injured.

The victim told police that a man he knew as “KT” was upset with him because he owed “KT” money for Opana pills, the report states. Opana is a narcotic used to treat pain.

Police identified “KT” as Kevin Renard Thomas, 28, of Gastonia. The victim showed officers several text messages Thomas sent him threatening to go to the house of the victim's mother. Another message warned the victim that he better “be strapped,” the report states.

Police have issued a warrant on Thomas charging him with attempted murder, said Clover Police Lt. Tanner Davis. By Tuesday evening, he was still at large.

The victim also reported that a 20-year-old man known to drive a dark blue car was also looking for him, the report states. No charges are pending for that man, Davis said.

Anyone with information on Thomas’ whereabouts is asked to call the Clover Police Department at (803) 222-9494, or York County Crimestoppers at 1-877-409-4321.

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