Man arrested after he kidnaps, tries to shoot neighbor | Crime
ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV)- A Rock Hill man was arrested Sunday after deputies say he held a man at gunpoint and tried to shoot him in the head.
Thomas Gene Autry, 68, of McShae Drive, is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and pointing and presenting firearms at a person, according to the report from the Rock Hill Police Department.
Deputies say that Autry went to a neighbor's house and pointed a gun at his neighbors head, ordering him to come back with him to his house.
Autry told deputies that he had asked his neighbor to go and buy him some narcotics. When his neighbor dropped the drugs off, Autry said he stole one of his guns.
Detectives found no evidence to support Autry's story.
Witnesses say Autry forced his neighbor down the street to his home. Autry tried to shoot the man once inside, but he hit the gun away from his head just as it went off.
The neighbor then ran to the Rock Hill Police Department for help.
Deputies located a bullet hole in a wall inside Autry's home as well as an AK-47 assault rifle, SKS rifle, a long rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22 caliber revolver, according to the report.
Deputies placed Autry in the Moss Justice Center awaiting a bond hearing.
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