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Fayetteville police: Man pulled gun from sock in officer confrontation

Posted December 21, 2015

Reginald Butler was arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and simple possession of marijuana.
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— A Fayetteville man was charged with attempting to assault a police after following a car accident Monday afternoon.

Fayetteville police said that officers responded to a single-car crash at 1073 Bunce Road at about 4:15 p.m. and found that a 1998 Dodge Neon had struck a fence in the yard of a home.

Police said that officers began speaking with the driver, Reginald Butler, 25, or the 290 block of Bonanza Drive, when he became visibly agitated. Believing he may have sustained injuries in the crash, officers told Butler to sit in the car, at which point he became more agitated, took off his coat, and threw it on the ground, said police.

Police said that while officers continued to talk to Butler, he reached down, pulled up one of his pant legs and began to retrieve a pistol from his sock.

One officer grabbed Butler’s hands and the gun and held them against his leg until other officers got control of Butler’s upper body, said police.

Butler was arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and simple possession of marijuana.

He was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $1,200.000 secured bond.

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  • LetsBeFair Dec 22, 2015

    Thank goodness the officers are ok after their encounter with this person. They probably got home that night and had a stiff drink.

  • Lewis Smeltzer Dec 22, 2015
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    This guy is a real genius, rather than getting a ticket, he is going to jail for quite some time. I guess he was "keeping it real"

  • BigWillie Johnson Dec 22, 2015
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    If Fayetteville police can act appropriately, what is the problem in the racist "blue states and cities?" I hope the people of BLM realize it is the liberal environs, police departments, that are gunning them down. If BLM were logical they would all vote for the GOP and send a real message to the "blue" liberals. The Democrats do not see AA's as people but just votes they are entitled to.

  • John Malcholm Dec 22, 2015
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    "Black Lives Matter: don't ya know.

  • Real Libertine Dec 22, 2015
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    Sean, you're describing the exact end state desired by the ruling class.

  • Sean Creasy Dec 22, 2015
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    Butler was arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and simple possession of marijuana.
    Read more at http://www.wral.com/fayetteville-police-man-pulled-gun-from-sock-in-officer-confrontation/15191159/#pxiAugkg4eX6uHkt.99... Yet another criminal whom gun laws didn't stop... How bad do you think it would be if guns were totally outlawed in the US? Then the only folks with guns would be the government and people just like this guy....

  • Roscoe P Coltrane Dec 22, 2015
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    Maybe the cops were white, and didn't want to chance of getting on the bad side of the Revs, and the world of the miss-fit toys....I mean people.

  • LetsBeFair Dec 22, 2015

    so instead of shooting the guy, we have to support him for the next 10years while he goes to reform school.