Village People Cop Court No-Show

This is a 1979 photo of the pop group The Village People. On bottom, right to left are: Glenn M. Hughes, Felipe Rose, David Hodo. On top right to left are: Alex Briley, Victor Willis and Randy Jones.
AP
Victor Willis, the original policeman in the 1970s music group the Village People, was being sought after failing to show up Thursday for a sentencing in a drug case, authorities said.

Willis, who co-wrote disco hits such as "Macho Man" and "In the Navy," was arrested in July after police found a gun and what was believed to be crack cocaine in his car after a traffic stop.

He was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday morning in San Mateo County Superior Court, but failed to show up. The judge issued arrest warrants for a probation violation and for the drug case, a clerk said.

Willis also had an outstanding felony warrant for possession of narcotics, police said.

His attorney, Kenneth Quigley, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Willis left a message with him Wednesday night saying he couldn't attend the hearing.

"He is scheduled for surgery. That's really as much as I know," Quigley told the newspaper.

The songwriter and performer left the Village People in the late 1970s.