• KFC armed robbery suspect arrested after leading police in a pursuit


    ROCK HILL - According to the Rock Hill Police Department, the suspect from a KFC restaurant armed robbery was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon.

    Around 12:35 p.m. officers were working a non-related traffic collision on Crawford Road and Taylor Street in Rock Hill. They observed a green Dodge Neon drive by with a North Carolina license plate matching the description of the vehicle used in the armed robbery Monday.

    According to a release, officers immediately activated their blue lights and siren in attempt to stop the car. The suspect vehicle refused to stop and attempted to elude officers.

    The pursuit went to Heckle Boulevard, then north through the city before ending at Celriver Road and Eden Terrace. Officers deployed stop sticks, causing the suspect to lose control and crash into a ditch.

    The suspect was apprehended without farther incident. The crash drawer from the armed robbery was recovered inside the vehicle.

    During the pursuit, police said the suspect did strike another vehicle at the intersection of David Lyle Boulevard and Springsteen Road. There were no injuries in that collision, which the South Carolina Highway Patrol worked.

    The suspect is identified as Jeffrey Scott Coley, 40. He has been charged with armed robbery and possession of a handgun during a crime of violence. The Police Department and Highway Patrol will be placing traffic charges on Coley later Tuesday for the pursuit as well as the hit-and-run accident, according to a release.

    Coley will be housed at the Rock Hill City Jail. His tentative bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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