DEPUTIES: Man pointing rifle at people leads to standoff in Rocky Mount
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A man is facing charges after a standoff with deputies and police.
The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies responded to a call of a man walking around pointing a rifle at people in Rocky Mount.
We’re told a detective spotted Marcus Williams, of Rocky Mount, walking down Fairview Road toward Sycamore Street and tried to talk with him.
Officials said that Williams instead ran into a home on Sycamore Street and barricaded himself.
Deputies and Rocky Mount Police set up a perimeter and said they eventually were able to talk him out of the home and into custody. Deputies said an AR-15 was found at the home.
Williams is charged with assault by pointing a gun, going armed to the terror of the people, and resisting a public officer.
He’s being held on a $1,000 secured bond and has a first court date set for August 28th.
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