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Woman charged with shooting at Fayettevile police

Posted November 25, 2019 9:07 a.m. EST
Updated November 25, 2019 12:53 p.m. EST

— A driver ran a stop sign on Sunday and then fired shots at an officer, according to Fayetteville police.

Police said a car driven by Desiree Breshay Smith, 26, of Corrinna Street in Fayetteville, ran a stop sign around 11:30 p.m. Police said Smith tried to flee the scene and fired gunshots at an officer.

Smith was arrested at a traffic stop and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession of a stolen firearm, felony flee to elude arrest, failure to stop at a stop sign and careless and reckless driving.

A stolen firearm and shell casings were located in her car, police said.

Smith was bring held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on Monday under a $25,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective E. Freda with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1830, Ext. 1947, or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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