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Hoke commissioner charged in domestic dispute

Posted November 27, 2013

Tony Hunt

— A Hoke County commissioner was arrested Wednesday after a domestic dispute with his estranged wife, authorities said.

Tony Hunt, 51, of the 1100 block of Stonegate Drive in Raeford, was charged with felony larceny, assault on a female, assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, resisting an officer and carrying a concealed weapon.

Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Hunt was arrested after going to his wife’s home on Old Maxton Road in Raeford. The couple has been separated since July, he said.

Deputies arrived to find Hunt driving his truck recklessly in the front yard. They said Hunt tried to conceal a handgun that was in the pocket of his jacket.

According to deputies, Hunt's wife accused him of holding the gun to her head, pushing her, taking her cellphone and threatening to kill her.

Hunt, who was appointed in May as interim administrator for the Lumbee Tribal Council, was held in the Hoke County jail without bond.

He is scheduled for a first court appearance Friday.

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  • Sherlock Dec 4, 2013

    How do you drive reckless in your own front yard? That a deputy for you.