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.
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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.