Alabama man wanted in North Carolina captured in Mississippi

Published 10:26 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Lowndes County deputies arrested an Alabama man wanted in connection to several outstanding felony charges in North Carolina. Sherman Dewayne McCoy, 34, is wanted by the Fayetteville Police Department in Cumberland County, N.C. for First Degree Forcible Rape, First Degree Statutory Sex Offense, Sexual Act by a Substitute Parent or Custodian and Indecent Liberties with a Child.

Deputies found McCoy at an apartment in east Columbus Tuesday around 6:30 p.m., and during the arrest, deputies could smell marijuana coming from the apartment.

Deputies applied for a search warrant and, during the execution of the warrant, found a felony amount of marijuana.

Deputies also recovered an AR-style pistol and a large amount of U.S. Currency.

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

McCoy has been booked into the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center eight previous times for eight different felony charges and 15 misdemeanor charges.

McCoy has also been convicted twice in Lowndes County, both times for burglary. McCoy remains in custody awaiting his initial appearance.