Deputy Attacked After Pot Found In Home

A deputy sheriff was assaulted after going to a home to investigate a neighborhood domestic case involving two young children.

Onslow County Deputy James Lyons says he was attacked when he went to the home of one of the children Sunday evening. Deputies say when Nygee Hall-Garner opened the door of the home on Delight Drive, a strong odor of marijuana flowed out of the door. The man told the deputy he was only a friend of the babysitter and everything seemed normal until the lawman noticed marijuana inside the home.

Deputies say that's when Hall-Garner "became a wild raging person" and threw the deputy on the couch. They say the deputy was then picked up off the couch and carried outside by Hall-Garner. Deputy Lyons asked for backup, and even with extra officers, they say Hall-Garner continued to resist and fight the officers.

He was eventually arrested and charged with assault on a government official, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hall-Garner's bond was set at $14,000.

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