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Bombing Search Shooting 2 Indicted

March 8, 2000

CHARLOTTE, N.C.(AP) _ Two men have been indicted on charges of shooting at a law enforcement command post during the search for bombing suspect Eric Rudolph.

Eddie DeWayne Carringer, 31, and Wayne Henry Burchfield, 32, had already been arrested and were in jail when the indictment was issued Monday.

A witness said she heard three shots fired at the command post in Andrews the night of Nov. 11, 1998. No one was injured, but a bullet pierced the building’s wall and narrowly missed two federal agents.

The command post was headquarters in the search for Rudolph, charged in six bombings, including the 1996 Centennial Park blast during the Olympic Games in Atlanta that killed one person and injured 100 others. He disappeared into the North Carolina mountains in February 1998 and has been spotted only once since.

U.S. Attorney Mark Calloway has declined to comment on a possible motive for the shooting.

Carringer and Burchfield face charges of attempting to kill a federal officer, interfering with a federal agent and discharging a firearm. If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 80 years in prison and $1 million fines.

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