North Carolina authorities look for man who shot at deputy


A North Carolina sheriff's deputy says someone shot at him as he mowed his lawn, and a search is underway for his assailant. The Cumberland County Sheriff Office said the deputy saw the driver of an SUV point a long-barreled gun at him on Thursday evening and fire a shot. Sheriff's office spokesman Sgt. Sean Swain said the deputy chased the SUV in his patrol car. The driver and a passenger got out of the SUV and fled, but the passenger returned and surrendered to deputies. A .22-caliber handgun was found inside the SUV. Swain said James Gibbons faces several charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He's jailed on a $25,000 bond. The driver of the SUV remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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