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Originally published: 2012-10-25 15:17:56
Last modified: 2012-10-25 15:17:56

Deputies assaulted with SUV, officials say

ACSO deputies responded to a fight on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 14, on Miller’s Gap Highway between Newland and Crossnore, and allegedly discovered Dustin Harrison, 26, of Haines City, Fla. behind the wheel of a 2003 GMC Sonoma with another individual lying on the ground next to the vehicle. 

According to deputies’ accounts of the situation, Harrison displayed outward signs of intoxication and refused to exit the vehicle when ordered to by the deputies. 

When deputies attempted to forcefully remove Harrison from the vehicle and disable the SUV, Harrison reportedly attempted to strike an officer with the car and flee the scene. 

Harrison was eventually detained and charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, simple assault, resisting a public officer, breaking and entering, driving while impaired, assault with a deadly weapon, giving false/fictitious information to an officer, no operators license and possession of an open container in a passenger area.

Harrison is currently under a $440,000 secured bond in Avery County Detention Facility awaiting his next court date.