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.
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.