Albemarle Police have issued an arrest warrant in Sunday’s car chase where shots were fired at an officer.
Warrants were issued for Jeremiah Devon McDougald, of 79 Pinehollow Dr. Broadway, N.C., for felony attempted first degree murder, felony possession of a firearm by a felon, 2 counts of felony discharge a weapon in occupied moving vehicle, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony assault with deadly weapon on government official and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.
Authorities say the incident began in Albemarle early Sunday afternoon when an Albemarle officer attempted to stop a black Lexus vehicle possibly involved in an earlier shooting.
The car fled with the passenger standing in the sunroof and firing at the police officer with a high-powered rifle. “Our vehicle was struck three times, fortunately the officer was not struck, said Albermarle Police Department.
Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey at the command post.
Law enforcement chased the vehicle into Moore County, and the suspects jumped from the car and fled on foot about three miles outside of Carthage on 24/27. Moore County Sheriff’s deputies shut down roads for a several mile radius around the area.
The sheriff’s department set up a command post, and deputies and other law enforcement officers searched a wooded area into the evening hours. Deputies searched on foot with the assistance of the highway patrol helicopter, drones and a bloodhound from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office but were unable to locate the two suspects.
Lt. Tim Davis of Moore County Sheriff’s Department looking at drone video at command post.
The Moore County Sheriff’s Department discontinued the ground search Monday morning.
Law enforcement believe “The two black male suspects have been picked up and transported out of the area,” said Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey in a news release.
“The agency has received an abundance amount of support from the community, other law enforcement agencies and has assisted us in helping identify the suspect responsible for terrorizing the public,” said Albemarle Police in a news release.
If you know the whereabouts of McDougald, please 911 or you may contact the Albemarle Police Department at 704-984-9500. You may also leave an anonymous tip at 704-984-9511.
McDougald is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached by the public.