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Man wanted for violent assault arrested in North Carolina

(Anson Co., NC Sheriff's Office)


The manhunt is over for a suspect police considered to be armed and dangerous after a violent assault in Greene County.

According to Sheriff Pat Hankins, Humberto Paulino Gomez was arrested about 8 p.m. in Anson County, N.C.

He tells News 5 detectives received a tip that Gomez was at a residence there.

According to Anson County Sgt. Adam Moore, that was an anonymous tip.

Moore also said Gomez is in jail in the county. A mugshot is expected to be released soon.

Sheriff Hankins said there will be an extradition hearing before Gomez can be brought back to Greene County.

Officers responded to a farm on Splatter Creek Road in the Limestone community late Saturday night.

Gomez is accused of assaulting his wife.

Police found her unconscious with a severe blow to the head.

As of Monday evening, she was on life support.

The said Gomez fired shots at another man, but he was not hurt.

Officials said Gomez and his wife had three children aged three to 14. They are now in protective services.

Gomez is charged with aggravated assault. More charges are pending.

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