• Officials use tear gas to force barricaded man to come out of Rock Hill home


    ROCK HILL, S.C. - Rock Hill police were asking people to stay away from an area where a standoff unfolded Tuesday afternoon.

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    Police, with the help of U.S. marshals, said they went to a home on Marion Street near Hampton Street to serve several arrest warrants on 22-year-old Godseen Vernard Williams.

    Police said Williams refused to come out of the house.

    Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the home, where we could see several officers lining the street. Around 3 p.m., we saw white smoke coming from the home’s roof.

    Police said that smoke was tear gas they used in the area where Williams was barricaded.

    Not long after, Williams could be seen coming out of the home and being taken into custody by investigators.

    Police said he was arrested on warrants for assault on a police officer while resisting arrest, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, possession of firearm by convicted violent felon, possession of a stolen pistol, carrying a pistol unlawfully, leaving the scene of an accident, damage to city property, two counts of armed robbery, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, criminal conspiracy and assault and battery third-degree.

    Check back for updates on this developing story. 

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