WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man Wilmington Police say almost ran over two officer early yesterday morning will stay in jail for the time being, because his dad will not bail him out.
Pierce Lee Gaddy is charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer. Investigators say there may more charges filed.
A judge today raised Gaddy’s bond from $35,000 to $100,000, but the judge said it did not matter in the long run, because Gaddy’s father said he had no plans to post his son’s bond until next week so the 26-year-old could get a taste of jail.
Police in Benson took Gaddy into custody yesterday afternoon hours after WPD says Gaddy almost hit two officers as he sped out of a hotel parking lot after officers tried to confront him about allegedly trying to open car doors.
Police brought Gaddy back to Wilmington last night, where detectives arrested him.
During his first appearance this afternoon, the judge said Gaddy had no criminal record until now.