Police in Rock Hill searching for a federal fugitive got their man and also charged a second man with drug trafficking after crack cocaine was found, police said.
Letravis “Travis” Germaine Hart, 37, and Dominick Lamont Stowers, 27, were arrested Thursday after a raid at a Pampas Circle home by the Rock Hill Police Department violent crimes apprehension unit, said Capt. Mark Bollinger, police department spokesperson.
Hart, who was charged in York County in August for drug offenses, was wanted for violation of federal probation on a weapon conviction after he served 70 months, state and federal court records show.
Hart failed drug tests and was arrested for the August drug crimes while on federal probation, court records show. He was released on bond, but federal prosecutors filed court documents seeking his arrest after learning he had been re-arrested on the York County drug charges, according to federal court documents.
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Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, police surrounded the home “in an attempt to arrest Hart,” a police report shows. Stowers was seen in the back yard, police said. Stowers saw an officer then ran into the house, according to the report.
Police found cocaine and a handgun and charged Stowers with trafficking cocaine and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, police said.
Inside the home, police found baggies and marijuana, the report stated.
Two other people in the home also were charged with lesser drug offenses, police said.