An armed felon wanted by police on weapons, drug and animal cruelty charges who barricaded himself in a Rock Hill home Wednesday surrendered after SWAT entered the house, police said.
Tevin Anderson, 26, was taken out of his girlfriend's house in the 500 block of Black Street after almost three hours, said Capt. Mark Bollinger, spokesman for the Rock Hill Police Department. Officers had shut down four blocks of Black Street during the standoff.
Rock Hill police found a gun, "a large amount of narcotics" and money in the home of Anderson's girlfriend where Anderson was hiding, Bollinger said.
Anderson appeared to have ingested a substance before surrendering and was taken to Piedmont Medical Center by ambulance for evaluation, police said.
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A Rock Hill patrol officer had stopped Anderson, Bollinger said. But Anderson, armed with a handgun, ran from the officer into the home, Bollinger said.
Other people in the home were able to leave through the back door while Anderson barricaded himself inside, Bollinger said.
Anderson refused to speak to negotiators, answer cell or land line calls, or respond to requests to speak with police in person, police said. SWAT agents eventually made what Bollinger described as "silent entry" into the home, then Anderson surrendered.
No one was hurt, police said.
Anderson had outstanding warrants for his arrest from Rock Hill police and York County prosecutors for driving offenses, drug charges and torture of animals, court records show. He also has past convictions dating back to 2009 for drugs, failure to stop for police, conspiracy and weapons, court records show.
Rock Hill police had warrants against Anderson for pending charges of two counts of hit and run, driving under suspension, and driving an uninsured vehicle, police said in a statement after Anderson was taken into custody.
Anderson also has bench warrants for his arrest on drug and animal cruelty charges, according to court records. Those arrest warrants date to October 2017, when Anderson failed to report to court after being released on bond on felony drug charges that include cocaine possession and distribution of drugs near a school, records show.
Anderson also had bench warrants for illegal weapons possession and failure to appear in court after he was arrested in July 2017, records show. Anderson was accused of torturing dogs by throwing firecrackers at the animals in 2017, records show.
Some houses nearby were evacuated during Wednesday’s incident, but other people sheltered in place, police said. Some neighbors watched the developing interaction between police and the suspect from porches and nearby street corners.
Negotiators from the Rock Hill Police Department responded to the call. A Rock Hill police SWAT vehicle also responded and the department bomb squad sent a robot into the home.
Anderson has not yet been charged in Wednesday's incident, police said.
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