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Man charged with shooting at police officers in Moore County

November 14, 2018

Authorities on Tuesday said they have charged a man accused of shooting at Moore County officers over the weekend.

Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office said that two men on Sunday shot at Albemarle police officers, disabling their patrol car, as they were fleeing the scene of a drive-by shooting.

Deputies said the men fled on foot in a wooded area south of N.C. Highway 24, about three miles west of Carthage.

Authorities on Sunday were able to recover a shotgun and AK-47 they believe were used by the suspects, but a search for the men was discontinued Monday morning after bloodhounds lost the scent of them, indicating they may have been picked up by a car.

Albemarle police on Tuesday said they charged Jeremiah Devon McDougald, of 79 Pinehollow Drive in Broadway, with attempted first-degree murder, felony possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of discharging a weapon in an occupied moving vehicle, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

McDougald was not in custody Tuesday night and anybody with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Albemarle police at 704-984-9500.

Members of the public are advised against approaching McDougald if they see him, as he is considered armed and dangerous.

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