Man accused of shooting Lenoir County deputy taken into custody


LA GRANGE, N.C. (WTVD) — A two-day manhunt has come to an end Saturday night after authorities said a man accused of shooting a Lenoir County deputy and wounding another was taken into custody.

Officers responded to a home along Banks School Road just before 8:20 p.m. in response to a man fitting the description of 30-year-old Robert Strother Lenoir County deputies called for two armored vehicles to the scene.

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As vehicles arrived, authorities said they instructed Strother to surrender to authorities. He did not, which triggered a gunfight between himself and multiple agencies at the scene.

Authorities said Strother was shot multiple times and was taken to the hospital; the sheriff’s office did not disclose his status at this time.

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