Alabama Criminal Wanted in North Carolina Arrested in Mississippi

Lowndes County officers nabbed an Alabama man wanted on multiple felony offenses in North Carolina. Sherman Dewayne McCoy, 34, is wanted by the Fayetteville Police Department in Cumberland County, North Carolina, for First Degree Forcible Rape, First Degree Statutory Sex Offense, Sexual Act by Substitute Parent or Custodian, and Indecent Liberties with a Child.

Deputies discovered McCoy in an apartment in east Columbus around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and while arresting him, deputies detected the odor of marijuana.

Deputies obtained a search warrant and discovered a criminal amount of marijuana while executing it.

Deputies also retrieved an AR-style weapon and a considerable amount of US currency.

McCoy will now face felony charges of possession of marijuana (more than one ounce) and possession of a handgun by a felon in Lowndes County before being extradited back to North Carolina.

McCoy has been lodged in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center eight times before for eight distinct felony and 15 misdemeanor counts.

McCoy has also been convicted twice in Lowndes County, both for burglaries. McCoy is still in detention awaiting his initial appearance.

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