Crime

Rock Hill police search for man, 18, in Winthrop Drive robbery; second teen jailed

Rock Hill police are searching for an 18-year-old in the armed robbery of a woman on Winthrop Drive, while a second teen, 17, has been arrested and denied bond.

Zyon Crosby, 18, is wanted in connection with the armed robbery that happened early Thursday, according to police public information officer Capt. Mark Bollinger.

Police, who announced Friday morning that they were seeking Crosby, say he should not be approached and that he may have a firearm.

A co-defendant in the case, Jer’Michael Davis, 17, was arrested Friday morning, Bollinger said.

Detective Ryan Thomas said during a bond hearing Friday for Davis that the victim of the armed robbery wanted to tell the court “she was beaten multiple times in the back of the head with a pistol and her finger was broken in the attack as well.”

Davis is not accused in the assault, but Thomas said the victim wanted the court to understand the extent of her injuries.

Davis is charged with armed robbery, two counts of criminal conspiracy, five counts of breaking and entering an auto, first-degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance, Bollinger said.

Davis was denied bond in the hearing. First-degree burglary can carry a sentence of up to life in prison, Judge Jane Modla said at the hearing.

“Seventeen years old, and with these serious charges and your parents not here, I’m really concerned,” Modla said.

Bollinger said police are looking to identify at least two other co-defendants in the case.

Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at around 4:36 a.m. Thursday, according to a Rock Hill Police Department report. The victim told police she was approached by four men, one with a handgun, when she got out of her car, the report says.

The victim said the man with the gun hit her in the back of the head, the report says.

Bollinger the suspects have been connected with multiple car break-ins the same night.

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