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Police: Rock Hill man shot at repo man trying to take truck

By Jonathan McFadden
jmcfadden@heraldonline.com
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Mark Madison

ROCK HILL A Rock Hill man has been charged with attempted murder after police say he fired off shots at a repo man and then held a gun to the man’s head, demanding that the worker unhook his pickup from a wrecker on Sunday.

Police were sent to a the intersection of Rambo and Robertson roads after a repo agent told police that a man shot at him while he was working on East Rambo Road, according to a Rock Hill police report. The victim, 37, told officers that he was sent to repossess a blue 2007 Toyota Tacoma belonging to Mark William Madison. When he parked in front of Madison’s home, he spotted the truck in the driveway. He backed his tow truck behind the car and began to “recover it.”

That’s when Madison, 30, approached the repo man and asked him what he was doing, the report states. After the victim explained what was going on, Madison asked if he could unload personal items from his truck and planned to retrieve the truck’s keys from inside his house. Madison walked back into his house while the repo man waited outside. Moments later, Madison walked out the house and fired one round from a handgun at the repo man. The victim took cover on the opposite side of Madison’s truck, but Madison followed him, pointing the gun at him.

Madison placed the gun at the repo man’s head, police said, and ordered him to unhook the truck from the wrecker and leave his property. The victim pleaded for his life as he unhooked the truck from the wrecker and fled. Police and York County Sheriff’s deputies went to Madison’s house and confronted the suspect, who they found in the backyard. He was taken into custody. Neighbors told police they heard shots go off, and authorities found a shell casing next to the front door.

Madison was charged with attempted murder and taken to jail, where he was still held Monday morning on $100,000 bond.

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