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Halifax man charged with attempted murder

Posted March 17, 2011 7:54 a.m. EDT
Updated March 17, 2011 7:55 a.m. EDT

— Halifax County deputies arrested a Scotland Neck man who they say shot at and tried to kill a woman Thursday.

Investigators said that Steven Drew, 38, fired a .22-caliber rifle at the woman at a residence along U.S. 258, north of Scotland Neck, but missed her.

Deputies said they also found marijuana growing in pots at the home.

Drew was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, simple assault and manufacturing marijuana.

He was placed in the Halifax County jail without a bond. His first court appearance was set for May 4.