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Holly Springs Teen Accused Of Shooting At Police Officer

Posted August 1, 2003 10:49 a.m. EDT

— A Holly Springs youth is being held at the Wake County jail on $1 million bond on charges that he fired at a police officer with a shotgun and also shot into an occupied dwelling in Fuquay-Varina.

Troy Benton Bullock, 17, was arrested Thursday. He faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, speeding to elude arrest, larceny of a motor vehicle, first-degree burglary, felonious possession of a stolen vehicle and aiding and abetting.

Authorities said Thursday that Bullock also is suspected in a car theft. All the incidents occurred from June 17-28 and were detailed in arrest warrants.

Bullock is accused of stealing a car in Holly Springs June 17 and then speeding to elude a Cary police officer on Kildaire Farm Road.

Authorities also say Bullock fired a shotgun twice at Fuquay-Varina police Officer Eric Smith on June 28. At the time, Smith was investigating shotgun blasts fired a day earlier into an apartment occupied by Christopher and Tamitha A. Miller, for which Bullock was charged.