We don’t have enough of our own scum… -OIRH
ROCK HILL –
Police arrested a Rock Hill man wanted by the U.S. Marshals who was allegedly firing a shotgun in the area of Cornelius Drive and Pinkney Street Saturday night.
Joseph Lowry, 22, has been charged with discharging a firearm in city limits, resisting police and giving false information, according to police documents. He is also wanted out of York County on other charges and by the U.S. Marshals in Virginia for weapons violations.
Police heard multiple gun shots from the 1300 block of Pinkney Street about 9 p.m., according to a Rock Hill police report. Officers saw two men running from a parked car and into the woods. They caught one of the man and took him to the ground.
At first, the man said his name was “Eric Mann,” but then admitted it was Joseph Lowry, the report states.
Officers found multiple spent shotgun shell casings near the abandoned car, as well as inside the car, the report states. They also found a single-barrel shot gun with more unspent rounds, and Lowry had an unspent shell in his pocket.
Lowry admitted to firing about eight rounds from the shotgun, saying he had been drinking and smoking marijuana, the report states. When he was arrested and charged officers discovered his other outstanding charges.
A K-9 unit wasn’t able to find the other suspect.