Four Vance County deputies hurt while trying to serve search warrant, sheriff's office says
Posted September 13, 2019 2:59 p.m. EDT
Updated September 20, 2019 3:34 p.m. EDT
Henderson, N.C. — Four Vance County sheriff's deputies were hurt Friday when the vehicles they were in were rammed by a man as the law enforcement officers were trying to serve a search warrant, the sheriff's office said in a statement.
All four were rushed for treatment to Mariah Parham Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to the statement. Two of the deputies remained hospitalized as of Friday afternoon.
The incident occurred before 10 a.m. as deputies were trying to serve the warrant at a residence in the 600 block of Thomas Street, according to the statement.
Jasmelle Robinson, 36, faces federal charges of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with the intent to distribute heroin, maintaining a premises for manufacturing and distributing heroin and aiding and abetting.
Krishana Williams, 30, was charged with maintaining a premises for the purpose of manufacturing and distributing heroin and aiding and abetting.
A woman who lives in the area told WRAL News that she heard several gunshots before a vehicle then drove into a nearby wooded area.
"I heard gunshots and ... I looked outside my door, and I saw a car that had drove off the road," she said.
The Henderson Police Department was investigating the incident.