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A wanted fugitive felon who had barricaded himself in a house near downtown Rock Hill Tuesday afternoon is now in custody, police said.
Police used tear gas in the area before the suspect, Godseen Vernard Williams, 22, surrendered, officers said.
Part of Marion Street, south of downtown, was blocked off as Rock Hill Police Department officers and U.S. Marshal’s Service agents tried to serve warrants on Williams, said Rock Hill police Lt. Michael Chavis.
Williams told officers he would not come out, Chavis said.
A decision was made to use tear gas to make Williams surrender, Chavis said.
Williams later surrendered to officers without any incident or injury, Chavis said.
Williams was wanted on several warrants, including two counts of armed robbery, weapons possession by a convicted felon, assault on a police officer while resisting arrest, resisting with a deadly weapon, possession of a stolen gun, illegal carrying of a pistol, damage to city property, assault and battery, and leaving the scene of an accident.
The barricade incident near downtown was the second in a month in the city.