After breaking a woman’s cell phone during an argument Wednesday, a Chester man released from prison last year ran behind a Rock Hill Family Dollar with clothes and a gun in hand before officers found him, charging him with unlawfully carrying a pistol and stashing crack cocaine in a cigarette box, police said.
The victim, 31, told dispatchers that she and Andr’e Lavar Fletcher, 29, had been arguing and he walked behind Family Dollar on Albright Road with a gun at about 1:50 p.m., according to a Rock Hill police report. Then he went down Briarcliff Road. Officers found Fletcher, along with a 9mm round in his front left pants pocket.
The woman explained that she and Fletcher had been arguing in her car when she stopped at a Citgo gas station and told him to get out, the report states. Fletcher grabbed her $200 cell phone and threw it on the ground, breaking it. Fletcher then ran behind the Family Dollar with several clothing items, including a pair of camouflage pants and gray shoes. Police went behind the store and found Fletcher’s clothes. Investigators also found 4 grams of crack cocaine in a cigarette box.
Police arrested Fletcher, charging him with carrying a pistol unlawfully, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and damage to property, the report states. Drug agents also confiscated $175 cash that Fletcher had on him.
Records with the State Law Enforcement Division show that Fletcher in 2002 was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of armed robbery with a deadly weapon. He was released in October 2013.