When Rock Hill police went to arrest Guy Dale Covington, they went in expecting a dangerous confrontation with an armed man, but instead they reportedly found him passed out on the couch.
Covington, 49, is facing criminal domestic violence charges after he reportedly threatened a woman and her teenage daughter with a shotgun, according to a Rock Hill Police report.
On Saturday, Covington reportedly got into an argument with his live-in girlfriend, who told police she moved into Covington’s home on the 1500 block of Covington Street a week ago. She said he told her and her 16-year-old daughter they had 20 minutes to move out, and when the woman refused, Covington is accused of pulling a shotgun out of the closet and threatening to “shoot up the place” if they weren’t out within 20 minutes, the report states.
The mother and daughter then fled the scene and called the police.
When officers arrived, they found the front door locked and couldn’t get an answer. Knowing Covington had a gun, they called a SWAT team and police negotiators to the scene. When they still couldn’t get anyone to the door, they forced their way into the home. There they found Covington intoxicated and passed out on the couch in the front room, with a shotgun laying nearby, according to the report.
He was arrested and transported to the jail.