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McVey charged with failure to appear

By submitted, 01/25/19 1:33 PM

HOPE – On Friday January 25,at 725 A.M. H.C.S.O. Deputies responded to a report of a robbery at 2105 W. 3RD St., the Hope Livestock Auction.

Upon arrival deputies made contact with Roman McVey, 55,  who stated he had been robbed.   McVey appeared to be short of breath, he was very unsteady as he stood and walked, and his speech was slurred and difficult to understand.

McVey said he was robbed of $300, by a suspect he described as, a black male, approximately 5’6″ to 5’7″ and about 140 to 150 pounds. McVey said the suspect was wearing a black jacket with a hood and tan pants and the suspect jumped on him, when he walked into the office area.

McVey later said he was asleep in the office area when he was robbed, and the suspect told him to go into the bathroom. McVey said the he refused and the suspect started hitting him. McVey did not have any visible marks or injuries and did not want medical treatment.

Deputies were unable to find any evidence as to the reported robbery. During the investigation it was discovered McVey had an active felony failure to appear warrant with Hempstead County.

Deputies placed McVeyunder arrest for the warrant, and transported him to the Hempstead County Jail. Where he is awaiting a first court appearance