North Carolina deputies confront, arrest man pointing AK-47

AK-47 (Photo: Slide Fire)

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.

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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.