EDEN, NC (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a North Carolina man who they say pointed an assault rifle at them after they went to a home to serve him with a warrant.
The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release on Monday that deputies went to a home in Pelham on Friday to arrest 46-year-old Patrick James Donovan on an assault charge.
Deputies say Donovan emerged from a carport carrying an AK-47 and wearing body armor.
The news release says Donovan fled into nearby woods before he put down his rifle and surrendered.
Donovan is jailed on a $1 million secured bond and it’s not known if he has an attorney.