A 23-year-old Sampson man was jailed Thursday after running from a traffic stop and, when caught, assaulting an officer before being taken into custody.
Jerry Paul McCarty, 1164 N. Ellis Road, Faison was placed under a $35, 000 bond after being charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance; possession of precursor chemicals; resisting a public officer; assault on a law enforcement officer; and damage to property, all felonies.
The incident happened just before 7 p.m. Thursday when a vehicle was stopped on Ellis Road at Giddensville Road, near Faison. The three occupants were asked by sheriff’s deputies to vacate the car for a canine search and during that search one of them, later identified as McCarty, ran from the scene and into a nearby soybean field. An officer pursued and when he caught up with the suspect, an altercation occurred.
The deputy was injured and the suspect apprehended.
Sheriff’s reports show methamphetamine was confiscated during the stop, and McCarty was taken to the Detention Center was he was charged and jailed.
The deputy was taken to Sampson Regional Medical Center’s emergency room where he was treated for minor injuries and later released.