Police: ‘Suspicious’ Rock Hill man with stolen gun caught hiding in bushes


Police arrested a “suspicious” man accused of peeking through the bushes to watch young girls at the school bus stop. Later, they discovered he was carrying a stolen gun.

Michael Mobley, 25, of Rock Hill is charged with possession of a stolen pistol, carrying a pistol unlawfully, possession of a pistol by a person prohibited, possession of a pistol with the serial number removed and resisting arrest, according to a Rock Hill police report.

An officer was dispatched Monday morning to the 300 block of Chestnut Street in reference to a “suspicious male.” Police approached Mobley, who said he was waiting for a friend who lives in the nearby apartments, the report states.

Mobley tried to flee after police asked if he had any guns on him.

After a brief struggle, he admitted he had a Smith and Wesson in his pants.

Police also seized a pair of latex gloves, yellow rope, three condoms, a tube of KY jelly, box cutter, black beanie and cell phone, the report states.

A background check showed Mobley has an extensive criminal history dating back to 2007. He’s been charged with numerous crimes, including shoplifting, burglary, public disorderly conduct, threatening the life, person or family of an official, resisting arrest, malicious injury to property and petit larceny, among other charges.

He was convicted of several of those charges in several different court appearances and has previously served jail time. His felony convictions for shoplifting and and petit larceny make it illegal for Mobley to possess a gun.

Mobley’s bond was set at $70,000.